Charlie brown circle hooks

themacs

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Charlie brown circle hooks. Just wondering what everybody’s thoughts are regarding the quality of these hooks on 150 to 250 pound yellow fin?
 

dtf

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Charlie brown circle hooks. Just wondering what everybody’s thoughts are regarding the quality of these hooks on 150 to 250 pound yellow fin?
Hooks them self are good, I just do not like the small diameter rings they use. But what do I know, I'm old:-):-)
 

Tim Turis

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At the suggestion of John Nappo (JohnTFT), I started using Charlie Brown hooks about three or four years ago. As was mentioned above, the welded rings are smaller diameter than used by other manufacturers (and I too wish they were slightly larger in diameter).

That said, I fished a puffer fish on a factory ringed 5/0 Charlie Brown to land a 307# on a trip last spring. By correctly tying a knot that goes through eye of the hook twice (I used a Trilene knot), you distribute the the forces across a larger area mitigating the effects of the smaller diameter factory welded ring.

p.s. I believe that the hooks are available without rings if you choose to ring them yourself. Photo shows 5/0 Charlie Brown and an 8/0 Eagle Claw 2004/2005 for size comparison.

https://www.tunafishtackle.com/product/quick-rig-charlie-brown-ringed-circle-hooks/
 
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$norkle

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I've used all the ringed circle hooks and had success with all of them, but since I started using Charlie Brown circles, I'm pretty sure my rate of getting bit has gone up. They're also just a little lighter which probably helps a bait to swim easier. On the other hand, it might just be a biased perception based on a small data set-----even so, I've got a 220 on a 5/0 so probably they're pretty strong, and have a 281 on a 12/0 in a big bait. Even if they aren't better, I'm sold on them just because of my confidence in them, and that's probably most important anyway.
 

Haly0

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Love fishing the 1/0’s and 2/0’s locally for bft. Have heard a story of 2 cows caught on the same 1/0 Charlie Brown hook long range.

I was in FT Lauderdale last year and stopped by the Quick Rig HQ to pick up hooks in person. Howard, the owner is a GREAT guy to do business with.
Like @Trophy Tackle said, nothing but quality