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#12689901 - 03/26/18 01:10 PM Broken matzuos
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
Been tying my own jigs with matzuo hooks and have noticed they have been breaking recently.

Anyone else having this problem?
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#12689923 - 03/26/18 01:25 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
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There were some that broke. There was also a bunch of counterfeits floating around and they really had an issue with those. Seems the anodized red hooks were the worst. I use the black nickel hooks had have never had one break.

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#12689945 - 03/26/18 01:43 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
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#12689954 - 03/26/18 01:51 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
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I pour my own jig heads with Matsuo hooks purchased from a well know local store. I have had several occasion where the hook breaks like that and they are the chrome ones. However I powder coat my jig heads and bake them too, so I am wondering if the baking process compromises the strength of the hook and make them brittle.
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#12690214 - 03/26/18 04:49 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: Fisherman Joe]
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Originally Posted By: Fisherman Joe
I pour my own jig heads with Matsuo hooks purchased from a well know local store. I have had several occasion where the hook breaks like that and they are the chrome ones. However I powder coat my jig heads and bake them too, so I am wondering if the baking process compromises the strength of the hook and make them brittle.


Have baked 1000's of them, with no ill affect....

You just got a bad batch of hooks, it happens.

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#12690241 - 03/26/18 05:02 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
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Black Nickle here, and when they are gone I have a good supply of Eagle claws...
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#12690356 - 03/26/18 06:01 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
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Heart breakers for sure!!
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#12691446 - 03/27/18 11:49 AM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
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I have had some bad black nickles also.

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#12691489 - 03/27/18 12:15 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
gar1970 Offline
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Thanx for the replies. I think I'll go with made in USA eagleclaws
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#12691751 - 03/27/18 02:48 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Tie them on a friends pole and hopefully they won't notice for the first few bites. I have done this. grin

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#12691849 - 03/27/18 03:49 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: Fisherman Joe]
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Originally Posted By: Fisherman Joe
I pour my own jig heads with Matsuo hooks purchased from a well know local store. I have had several occasion where the hook breaks like that and they are the chrome ones. However I powder coat my jig heads and bake them too, so I am wondering if the baking process compromises the strength of the hook and make them brittle.


I don't think you get them hot enough to be a problem. Have had the same issues when using nail polish with no heat...
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#12691859 - 03/27/18 04:02 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: Txmedic033]
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
Tie them on a friends pole and hopefully they won't notice for the first few bites. I have done this. grin
thats funny in a ahole kinda way, i like it!! roflmao

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#12691900 - 03/27/18 04:26 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
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In the past, I had that issue with some black nickel matzuo hooks...I like the bronze hooks, they will bend almost as well as the round hooks, and over and over again...so add in some braid and you don’t retie very much...

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#12692359 - 03/27/18 09:02 PM Re: Broken matzuos [Re: gar1970]
fridays86 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
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Loc: Munday, TX, US
Bunch of black nickel have broken for me, never the bronze ones though, try Eagle Claw little nasty,they work well

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