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#12250126 - 05/17/17 02:51 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
JCBfromTHF Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
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I have used just the standard bronze and gold hooks all my life with plenty of success. Recently I started using some thicker baits and was concerned about the lack of gap between the back of the bait and the hook point. I started looking around for a wide gap hook and stumbled across some Arkie heads with the sickle hook. When compared to the standard hooks on most Arkie heads the gap difference was significant! Not sure if all sickle hooks have the wider gap like that but in the case of the Arkie it was the kind of thing I was looking for.

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#12250446 - 05/17/17 06:20 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Crazy how WE have caught fish for many decades and now gimmicks define our success?
Listen to how some of you sound
My 1970's Eagle Claw hooks caught all the fish my skills were able to engage
Some now need to understand "sharp" isnt the saving grace in fishing hooks
End of the day it is what it is,history supports it,percentages support it
Truth does not have two sides


Edited by Sarg (05/17/17 06:21 PM)

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#12250486 - 05/17/17 06:43 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
cantcatch5 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 1678
Loc: Tyler, "Tx
Sarg I assume (my knowledge is limited hence the original question) that it is much like bass hooks which I do have knowledge of. I caught fish on a plastic worm as a kid 30 years ago using a 2/0 tru-turn hook. It was the best that was out there at the time. There is no chance I would fish a tournament with that hook tied on now. With the increased pressure and greatly improved gear there are more productive options. I know I could catch a fish wit the hooks from 30 years ago but I am confident I would have more hook ups and land more fish with a laser sharpened Trokar hook that is on the market now. I don't HAVE to have the newest and greatest gear out there but if there is something that can help me out and I can afford it I will use it...but if there is a cheaper option that is just as good I will use that too!

Thanks again for all of the shared knowledge, I really do appreciate the help and enjoy learning, improving and teaching my boys what I have learned!

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#12251112 - 05/18/17 04:57 AM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
I just see the world for what it is now,I make no excuses for my part.

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#12251319 - 05/18/17 08:33 AM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: SARG]
REDGUN Online   content
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Posts: 789
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Sarg, you pour your own jigheads, correct? What hooks are you using for them???

I can get sickle hooks CHEAPER than I can get Eagle Claws AND the sickle's are sharper.... That's a WIN WIN in my books.

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#12251401 - 05/18/17 09:20 AM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: REDGUN]
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#12252435 - 05/18/17 07:58 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: REDGUN]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
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Loc: Texas
But of coarse . . . . .
I dont need "wins" in my world,I know when my experience is correct and thats always good enough.
Im not a very good follower of the worlds view on truth or what is truth in the 21st century.
Just different by choice
Watch for my new under spin jig heads,Im waiting on a clear Patent before selling out the design.
My hooks come from China in bulk,very strong and very much sharp



Originally Posted By: REDGUN
Sarg, you pour your own jigheads, correct? What hooks are you using for them???

I can get sickle hooks CHEAPER than I can get Eagle Claws AND the sickle's are sharper.... That's a WIN WIN in my books.

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#12252437 - 05/18/17 08:00 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: Ranger1]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
he would like to be but . . . . .
There are many that are well before him

Originally Posted By: Ranger1

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#12252764 - 05/18/17 11:09 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: SARG]
REDGUN Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Sarg

My hooks come from China in bulk,very strong and very much sharp


So,..... You DO approve of sharp hooks, you just don't "like" the sickle hooks?....

If you have found something "better", thats a good thing. I just haven't run across them yet.


Edited by REDGUN (05/18/17 11:11 PM)

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#12253928 - 05/19/17 06:35 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: REDGUN]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
AGAIN!!!
Its not a "better thing"
Ive been buying the same hooks since 1995
Same quality for 22 years,I dont fix what aint broke
Literally 100's of reels and other things show up in shipments I never order
I have several items that will never see the USA and its very much high quality.
China builds some really good stuff,its not the cheap junk they have you believing products from China are.
New metal sourcing next year . . . . . think HotWheels and youll be close wink (Thanks to China)
Point remains,Im 22yrs in this game and need no advertising or forum support
How cool is that simplicity?
Originally Posted By: REDGUN
Originally Posted By: Sarg

My hooks come from China in bulk,very strong and very much sharp


So,..... You DO approve of sharp hooks, you just don't "like" the sickle hooks?....

If you have found something "better", thats a good thing. I just haven't run across them yet.


Edited by Sarg (05/19/17 09:43 PM)

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#12253939 - 05/19/17 06:54 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
MilesHunter Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 819
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Sarg... You sure know how to kill a thread. I guess if we agree with you then we are right and if we disagree then we are wrong. bang
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#12253947 - 05/19/17 06:58 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: MilesHunter]
JCBfromTHF Offline
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Originally Posted By: MilesHunter
Sarg... You sure know how to kill a thread. I guess if we agree with you then we are right and if we disagree then we are wrong. bang


Closed minded people think their way is the only way. I have had a few of those people in my boat over the years and by the end of the day they are usually singing a different tune.

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#12254143 - 05/19/17 09:11 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
cantcatch5 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 1678
Loc: Tyler, "Tx
I appreciate those who gave helpful advice. It has been a good read for me. I especially appreciate the help and pointers from Redgun.

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#12254165 - 05/19/17 09:34 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Hate on what you cant put in a box.
He pressed it and I pinned him
Sheep follow,Im 20+YRS IN SOLID REP ON CASTING QUALITY(I dont advertise literally anywhere)
Truth has killed many a thread on TFF with all the fist pumpers over the years and it is what it is.
Ill never offer product on this page,NEVER(no need/want)
Im far from close minded,Im very much secure with my yearly sell out without advertising
Suck part is,I do what I do and done what I done LONG before ANY other position offered in this thread.
My small foundry cast lead to a piece of Chinese wire and Redgun is the TFF hero
AWESOME!! he advertises,I dont
End of the day I sell out every season Hmmmmmmm?

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#12254177 - 05/19/17 09:38 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: MilesHunter]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas

It was YOU that put YOU in said position correct?
Redgun didnt,I didnt and rereading the entire thread puts YOU that put YOU in said position
You might look into not doing things of said nature,snowflakes melt these days(global warming)
Originally Posted By: MilesHunter
Sarg... You sure know how to kill a thread. I guess if we agree with you then we are right and if we disagree then we are wrong. bang

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