Which tuna hooks for fly lining bait?

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  1. Workplacesafety

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    Nice of you David. I'm not much of a bait fisherman. Takes way more patience than I have, necessary at times. I prefer to watch those better at it.
     
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    Point well taken there, Kid
     
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    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    circle hooks, the brand of your choice, proper size for the live bait you are using, if you do not have ringed hooks, use a perfection loop knot , works as good as a ringed hook... in most cases.
    good luck
     
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    what I did when I was working On Construction Job Sites,
    I would Carry A Plastic Bag around with Me,
    and Fill it up with cans and Plastic bottles ,
    for Recycling, and I would get like,
    $25.00 A month, and save it till the FHS ,
    and Stock up on them, now all
    the Profits I make on selling Sinkers ,
    goes to my Fishing Fund, AKA , Rat hole, LOL.
     
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    This is the coolest tip I've read today. It's one of those things that's so simple and probably had to make you feel slightly silly for not thinking about doing something like that. I don't think I would've thought about doing that myself. I haven't needed to fish super small bait or hooks very much, if at all, in the last five years, but I'll keep this tip in mind if that ever happens.

    It kind of seems like a lot of people are stuck on the idea that you need brazed rings for everything when split rings are really so much more easier to use for a lot of applications and just as effective.
     
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    VMC 7360
    owner offshore
    all ringed all the time
     
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    Owner offshore hooks are one of my favorites, in the ringed variety.
     
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    My semi local Turners was having a sale on Gamakatsu hooks so I picked up a few different sizes. I hate trying to buy hooks at the landing right before a trip.... Here's what I got, what do you guys think?

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    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    My last couple of trips have been for cows. I like the Charlie Browns too...a lot.
     
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    PJ -- That pack of #4 Owner Mutu circles is exactly what I use. The quality #4 Owner split rings are almost as expensive as the hooks, but they hold up under the pressure and don't have sharp edges to cut the line.

    But I make no effort at all to save hooks. Once it is out of the tackle pack and on the line, it is expendable. Especially if a fish has pulled on it. With all of the money that the trip costs, I think that trying to get a hook out of a fish and re-using it is a short-sighted effort. Feel the line for three feet for possible nicks, and tie on a fresh hook.
     
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    I saw your post which is why I bought the Owners and I got the matching hyperwire split rings to go with them .. ...
    I think I got a lot of bases covered with what I bought ....
    I agree once a hook is used if expendable no sense in cheaping out on a big trip offshore
     
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    I used to cut and re-tie after every fish, but since I went to fluoro not so much...
     
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    I would bring some Owner 2/0 fly liners ,
    That’s the hook I have used the most.
     
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    I fish Owner mutu and super mutu ringed and regular as well as gorilla ringed and regular. I won't ever buy another Owner flylineer hook, straightened to many of them out on local fish

    If you decide to buy ringed hooks go to ringedhooks.com. They have a great selection and ship fast
     
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    I've used a ton of those #4 and #2 Mutu circles and love them but they can open up on you. I've never straightened a fresh one but its best to just tie on a fresh one after a decent fish if you're fishing anything more than about 8 lbs of drag.
     
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    My curiosity is for those that trust a hook for one fight but not multiple fights. Where it stands a worthy fish will fight stronger and have bigger teeth that would scratch up the hook and still landed the fish. And you have confident assurance that the hook will land the fish, or you would not fish it. But is it overkill to use a hook once when a worthy fish will put a hook to much worse than most fish? When a hook breaks or bends either a used hook or a new hook my view is that hook dug in to fish bone and when the fish turned the hook broke or bent the hook then. New or used.
     
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    If shoulder hooking is key to getting bit, I prefer J-hooks over circle hooks. I've had luck with the Mustad Demons 3X or 5X in 4/0 or 5/0 size when fishing sardines.
     
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    Bone has very little flex and give. Pinning heavy fish bone is like pinning angry concrete

    Long live cheap off set mustad. For schoolies
     
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    Bill I haven't hooked anything larger than 40 lbs with these hooks and typically go with a 1/0 or larger whenever the bait allows. The only endearing things about them is they are easy to get and the smaller wire and overall size don't seem to kill the bait as quick. I agree with your logic here but haven't had much opportunity to try anything else in a small circle. I also don't use a ring on them as I think the added weight somewhat defeats the purpose of the small hook,
     
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    strackle99 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I like the ringed gorilla hooks.

    I have bent a couple ringed flyliner.
     

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