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#12319796 - 07/01/17 01:33 PM Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly
hoodat92 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 145
Loc: Shreveport, LA
Just wanted to see what the consensus is for Trokars vs Gammy's.

After fishing the last 20 years with primarily Gamakatsu hooks, (4/0 EWG Superline) for probably 80% of my fishing applications, I tried the Trokars. I've been fishing them now for about a year.

I think that it is indisputable that the Trokars are exponentially sharper, which allows for a more penetrating hookset with less effort required. I have had a very high hook up and retention ratio, maybe slight edge to the Trokars over the Gammy's.

The price comparison is the Trokars are about $1.oo to $1.25 per 5-pack more than the Gammy's. Which...being the addictive fisherman that I am, I don't mind paying the extra.

The Ugly: For whatever reason, the Trokars rust and pit like crazy. I've never had a problem, that I can recall, with the Gammy's showing any sign of rust. After one trip, I usually notice rust around the eye and on my Palomar knot. Also, on the various parts of the hook.

I want to support an American made product, but the Return on Investment has got me second guessing it. For now, I've decided to use the Gammy's for prefishing and the Trok's for tournament use, since they seem to be more of a "one and done" product.

Thoughts????
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#12319802 - 07/01/17 01:37 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Loc: little elm, tx
I switch to Trokar flipping hooks this year and have zero complaints. they are stout. They don't flex and I think that helps. I use big plastics and the sharp points helps with penetration.
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#12319836 - 07/01/17 02:26 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Registered: 05/22/12
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Loc: Euless
Trokars are trash in my opinion. The points bend too easy. Owner heavy wires are what I use.

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#12319870 - 07/01/17 02:58 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 2912
Loc: Forney
I tried Trokars but I lost too many fish.

Ripped big holes on their mouths and the hooks fall out
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#12319875 - 07/01/17 03:01 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 807
Loc: Lewisville, TX
With any head to head comparison, you're going to have people weighing in on both sides.
I use Trokar 90% of the time.

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#12319944 - 07/01/17 04:32 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Trokar here too...when I can.
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#12319958 - 07/01/17 04:50 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Trokar cut plastic. very hard to keep the hook in plastic because the point cuts it

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#12319971 - 07/01/17 05:03 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Tips roll.
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#12319978 - 07/01/17 05:09 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
stxrippinlips1 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/16
Posts: 140
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Gami all the way!


Edited by stxrippinlips1 (07/01/17 05:09 PM)
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#12320013 - 07/01/17 05:42 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 2350
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
lots of factors go on hooked fish,i know some say this is better than that but really boils down to how and where the fish is hooked. remember what the texas state record was caught on.

Just Sayin'

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#12320162 - 07/01/17 07:33 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Vmc and gammy and owner all over trokar. I dont like the angles on a bunch of the trokar hooks. The Flippin hook in particular
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#12320204 - 07/01/17 07:56 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 498
Loc: Plano, Texas
owner is your answer

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#12320226 - 07/01/17 08:17 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: Nathan_Flovin]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 675
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Nathan_Flovin
owner is your answer
yep, tried them all but hard to beat a stout owner!

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#12320305 - 07/01/17 09:07 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92]
Sunbae Offline
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Registered: 04/12/16
Posts: 105
Loc: Coppell, TX
Another vote for Gammy's and Owners. Not a fan of VMC or Trokars.
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#12320329 - 07/01/17 09:24 PM Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: Sunbae]
catslayer Offline
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Originally Posted By: Sunbae
Another vote for Gammy's and Owners. Not a fan of VMC or Trokars.


Curious why you dont like vmc. Welded eyes and overall the best quality for the$$$ i think... also they dont bend out near as easy as gammys. I only use superline gammys
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