Hooks??? What do you do?

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  1. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    For Pelagics what hooks do you keep in your box? How do you organize them When you are fishing. Over the years I have all kinda of hooks. Crazy stuff different stuff. When I fish I take one of those small plastic cases keep it in my pocket so I have it without going back to my box and put 3 or four of the sizes I might need #2 2/0 3/0 4/0 some ringed circle, some circle, some Mustad J hooks. You can see in the little pack that’s a mess.

    Also thinking of just buying #2 through 5 Owner ringed super Mutu and the same in the cheap 50 packs of the Mustad 9410. Throw all the junk out and make it simple, and be done with it.

    Would it be reasonable to fish owner ringed circles for everything?

    What do you guys do to keep it simple, organized and efficient for a days fishing offshore.
     
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    One tray. Plano largest size but thin version. Not so tall. Forgot 3700 I think. Put some rice into each compartment to keep dry. Divide accordingly owner and mustad.
     
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    Leave them in the pack they came in and put similar packs in a ziploc baggie. Label the baggie with a sharpie. I keep my terminal tackle organized mostly in plastic bags in a large Plano box without any compartments. The tackle I need is easy enough to find organized that way.

    Seems like that’s the best way to keep all of this stuff rust free and protected from the salt.
     
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    I use small silica packets to keep moisture from spreading throughout the tray and small baggies. I only use Gamakatsu. I carry all sizes about 10 0f each from size 4-Size 16/0 for trolling lures.
     
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    I use a small p-line utility box.
    Google:
    P-Line 371114-HP Utility Box
     
  6. SouthBayKiller

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    J hooks for inshore and kelp paddies. Circle hooks for tuna is how I roll.

    I keep most of the hooks in the packs they come in in the zipper pouch in the front of my box.
     
  7. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    I keep them in their original packs. All the packs are stored in a large ziplock bag that goes neatly inside one of my side compartments for easy access. All the used hooks at the end of my trips get tossed in my Plano tackle tray to be 'loaner' hooks on future trips.
     
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    I leave them all in the pack and use a cheap carabiner to keep them together and organized by size.
     
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    Since I'm old and on meds, I have an abundance of Rx bottles. They fit well in either of the Plano boxes. I write on them with a sharpie which hooks are in them. They fit everything up to 6/0. I use a variety of hooks, but mostly Mustad 94151's, which used to be called 94150's, for "J" hooks (inshore and kelp paddy's) and I am a big fan of the Trokar TK619R ringed offset circles, for tuna, they are hella sharp.

    The Rx bottles make it easy to transfer from tackle box to tackle box if need be, depending on trip length and targeted species, and I haven't seen any issues with moisture intrusion.
     
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    I have small plano box with about 15 compartments for all the Mustad 94150's and the others are in their original packs. The #1 - 3/0 packs go in one quart baggie so make it easeir to find the sardine hooks.
     
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    For what its worth, I try to stay 1 hook 1 fish unless its crazy wide open and I cant help myself. Also I pretty much toss my used hooks at the end of the trip which is originally the reason I shifted to cheap hooks for inshore fish and only use the gucci hooks for tuna.
     
  12. nefarious235

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    I keep the hooks in the original bag and don't them into a plastic worm binder. 1 or 2 size packs facing each way in the binder zip locks. They can hold a crapload. Wax or chapstick the zipper, just like Friday night. Screenshot_20180625-155621.png
     
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    I use this Plano box mostly. That being said there's no shortage of brand new packets stuffed into random areas of my tackle bag. I keep Aki hooks in another box with lead heads and sliding sinkers for squid fishing.

    Adrien

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    This is exactly what I do and have a designated box in my nomad roller tackle bag with the tag saying what they are in each square. Super easy and takes a few mins.
     
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    Just an FYI. Super Mutu's don't come any smaller than 4/0
     
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    Until your buddy spills it all over the deck in a hot bite.:nopity:
     
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    I keep them in Altoid mint tins. I put desiccant packs in each tin. I have a tupperware that six tins fit perfect.

    I use strictly Owner Gorilla or Gorilla lite hooks. They are very sharp and penetrate easier than most hooks and they don’t rust. (but they are expensive)
     
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    I see what size the bait is..Then I put 10 or more hooks on are as close to the bait Tank as I can...The reason is because I don't want any of the other hooks I have in my tackle box or bag getting wet....What I mean by that is ..If I pick them out of a bag or my tackle box or what ever way I Store them and they get wet from my wet fingers then you have a ball of rust....That being said ...I have number 4 ,2/0,4/0,and a couple 6/0..all black are bronze ....MUSTAD.....
     
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    That’s how I do it. Organized by size an type in the original packs.

    Throw them away after you use them.
     
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    For years now I've been storing my hooks inside 35 mm film canisters. To identify the hooks, I place stickers on the tops and side of each canister.with size and type of hook ...i.e. "2/0 ringed 94140". These hook canisters fill one Plano tray inside my tackle bag. For the days fishing, I use the small pouches that the hooks came in (mostly Owner pouches). I stick on a label inside each pouch to identify the hook sizes. I put 2 or 3 hooks of different types (J; circles, ringed etc.) inside the pouches - they're all the same size hook, just different types.
     

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