Does anyone know the size difference between the Owner ST-66 vs BKK Raptor Z Trebles? Are these two comparable? I am planning to rig my flat falls with trebles on the bottom of the jig and a 7/0 heavy jigging hook on top.
ST-66 are wicked strong. I lost a big bluefin, looked about 100# minimum just outside of gaff range on my last trip just before Thanksgiving. It freaked out at the boat looming overhead and surged away, ripping free. It had fought for fifty minutes with a single barb of the 5/0 ST-66 bottom hook on my knife jig snagged on his side above and behind the left pectoral fin. I regret that I was too tired to think of taking a picture of the piece of skin on the barb. But I can't think of another treble hook that could have taken that punishment.
I ordered some 5/0 BKK Raptor Z but I don’t have any Owners to compare to. I was trying to figure out if I should put these on the joints I have or use for something else like rockfish. The BKK look really strong and can do the job.