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#11286515 - 12/16/15 04:45 PM Brand of Hooks?
lodell23 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 560
Loc: Denton TX
I've always used Gamakatsu hooks but have problems with them bending. Should I switch hook brands/are Mustads or Owners any better? Thanks!

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#11286535 - 12/16/15 04:51 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Brad Hardt Online   content
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Registered: 03/16/10
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Loc: Argyle
I just switched to Gama because my owner wide gaps were bending . Who knows
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#11286541 - 12/16/15 04:56 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: Brad Hardt]
Chris Borden Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Granbury
Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
I just switched to Gama because my owner wide gaps were bending . Who knows


Then you'll hate gama. I just switched to owner.

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#11286559 - 12/16/15 05:05 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Ban-D Offline
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Registered: 02/08/10
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Loc: Tx
I've never had a problem with Gamagatsu. I use the 2/0-5/0 wide gap,g-lock- and the ewg with no problems for 8 years now. I've rolled points on Trokar, bent all the h20 express and haven't had a problem with Mustad or owner. well i have bent a gamagatsu... i pulled up a brush pile with two cinder blocks attached to it and it bent outward..

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#11286563 - 12/16/15 05:08 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Fishinkev Offline
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Registered: 10/28/05
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Loc: Benbrook,Tx
In my mind, gama's are the best hooks out there. I use the regular ewg's on almost everything but they make a stouter superline hook.
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#11286596 - 12/16/15 05:25 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Brad Hardt Online   content
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That's good to hear about Gama , I had two owners bend straight out and had one break in two right at the eye . I have been throwing the same owner hook for 20 years . I may have got a bad batch but I thought I would try something different
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#11286733 - 12/16/15 06:41 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1046
Loc: Texas
I like Gamakatsu Swivel hooks for drop shotting.

I had one though, as Brad Hardt also mentioned, that oddly broke at the eye. I think I saved it; if so, I'll take a snapshot of it. It is really odd and about 45 or so degrees of the eye's circumference metal . . . is just gone.

It was a small drop shot hook, a size 1 or 1/0 as I recall, and it was tied to Seaguar Invizx 8 lbs. fluorocarbon. No giant bass involved; I discovered it after pulling in about a 2.5 lbs. LMB.

Go figure. I still like them, though.

Brad

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#11286825 - 12/16/15 07:13 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: Chris Borden]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Chris Borden
Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
I just switched to Gama because my owner wide gaps were bending . Who knows


Then you'll hate gama. I just switched to owner.



Me, too. Gama bends a lot easier than Owner.
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#11286853 - 12/16/15 07:23 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Brad Hardt Online   content
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I catch fish on mine Okie not stumps
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#11286877 - 12/16/15 07:32 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Tyler.Woods Offline
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Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 1029
Loc: Mansfield, TX / Nacogdoches, T...
If you're using gama use the superline gama. They won't bend.
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#11286966 - 12/16/15 08:07 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 446
Loc: Irving
I have had the same problems with both Gama & Owner that have been stated here. I have tried & liked Trokar & have not had the problems stated other than COST (stock up now at TW's 40% off sale). That being said, I gave these guys a try & haven't had one issue.

http://penhooks.com/products/f-hook

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#11286971 - 12/16/15 08:11 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Brian McCarty Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 5573
Loc: Dallas, TX
Hard to beat an Owner. Never a problem!

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#11287047 - 12/16/15 08:47 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: Brad Hardt]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 15255
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
I catch fish on mine Okie not stumps



The fish I catch fight as hard as stumps, though. I'm giving it a true test for tensile strength.
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#11287048 - 12/16/15 08:48 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Kyle405 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/15
Posts: 238
Loc: Mansfield, TX.
Gama superline hooks!

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#11287101 - 12/16/15 09:18 PM Re: Brand of Hooks? [Re: lodell23]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6319
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Just depends on wire diameter. They both have hooks designed for heavier lines. Any owner with XXX is a good hook. Comparable to gama superline

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