texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TxFalcon, Stan D, ColtenPrine, secolvin19, saltyg63
109265 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,105
hopalong 78,911
Pilothawk 77,504
John175® 69,816
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,662
Tritonman 58,389
LoneStarSon® 54,812
Mark Perry 54,755
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics776,961
Posts12,997,961
Members109,265
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly #12319796
07/01/17 06:33 PM
07/01/17 06:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 182
Shreveport, LA
H
hoodat92 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
hoodat92  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
H

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 182
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????


10.33 Caddo 9.60 Caddo
Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12319802
07/01/17 06:37 PM
07/01/17 06:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,822
little elm, tx
txsuperman Offline
TFF Team Angler
txsuperman  Offline
TFF Team Angler

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,822
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.


"IF YOU AIN'T FROM TEXAS, THEN STICK IT!!"

NEED A CAR? GOT BAD CREDIT?
*******************************NO PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!
www.cardealsrus.com
Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12319836
07/01/17 07:26 PM
07/01/17 07:26 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 6,858
Euless
D
Drodge Online happy
Drum Boy
Drodge  Online Happy
Drum Boy
D

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 6,858
Euless
Trokars are trash in my opinion. The points bend too easy. Owner heavy wires are what I use.

Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12319870
07/01/17 07:58 PM
07/01/17 07:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,139
Forney
5
5Redman8 Online content
TFF Team Angler
5Redman8  Online Content
TFF Team Angler
5

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,139
Forney
I tried Trokars but I lost too many fish.

Ripped big holes on their mouths and the hooks fall out


Originally Posted By: Dubee
People wanting to learn, watching idiots that don't know what they are doing doesn't help anyone.
Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12319875
07/01/17 08:01 PM
07/01/17 08:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 920
Lewisville, TX
T
tejasbass Offline
Pro Angler
tejasbass  Offline
Pro Angler
T

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 920
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.

Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12319944
07/01/17 09:32 PM
07/01/17 09:32 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,586
Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
S
SteezMacQueen Online happy
TFF Celebrity
SteezMacQueen  Online Happy
TFF Celebrity
S

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,586
Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Trokar here too...when I can.


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12319958
07/01/17 09:50 PM
07/01/17 09:50 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,941
Waco
Phoenix 920 Pro xp Offline
TFF Celebrity
Happy Birthday Phoenix 920 Pro xp  Offline
TFF Celebrity

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,941
Waco
Trokar cut plastic. very hard to keep the hook in plastic because the point cuts it

Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12319971
07/01/17 10:03 PM
07/01/17 10:03 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,441
Power Lines
T
TdRoss Offline
TFF Celebrity
TdRoss  Offline
TFF Celebrity
T

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,441
Power Lines
Tips roll.


Second generation P1
Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12319978
07/01/17 10:09 PM
07/01/17 10:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 141
San Antonio, Texas
S
stxrippinlips1 Offline
Outdoorsman
stxrippinlips1  Offline
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 141
San Antonio, Texas
Gami all the way!

Last edited by stxrippinlips1; 07/01/17 10:09 PM.

Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12320013
07/01/17 10:42 PM
07/01/17 10:42 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,414
Fort Worth, Texas
B
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
Extreme Angler
Bass-N-Buck Master  Offline
Extreme Angler
B

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,414
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'

Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12320162
07/02/17 12:33 AM
07/02/17 12:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,709
Straight outa Johnson county.....
C
catslayer Offline
TFF Team Angler
catslayer  Offline
TFF Team Angler
C

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,709
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


"I'll never mess with bee's or wasp anymore, and I'll never gig another beaver..." Words from a man who learned things the hard way
Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12320204
07/02/17 12:56 AM
07/02/17 12:56 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 541
Plano, Texas
N
Nathan_Flovin Offline
Pro Angler
Nathan_Flovin  Offline
Pro Angler
N

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 541
Plano, Texas
owner is your answer

Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: Nathan_Flovin] #12320226
07/02/17 01:17 AM
07/02/17 01:17 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 702
Nebraska
P
Puma Jim Offline
Pro Angler
Puma Jim  Offline
Pro Angler
P

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 702
Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Nathan_Flovin
owner is your answer
yep, tried them all but hard to beat a stout owner!

Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: hoodat92] #12320305
07/02/17 02:07 AM
07/02/17 02:07 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 167
Coppell, TX
S
Sunbae Offline
Outdoorsman
Sunbae  Offline
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 167
Coppell, TX
Another vote for Gammy's and Owners. Not a fan of VMC or Trokars.

Re: Trokar Hooks, The Good, Bad...Ugly [Re: Sunbae] #12320329
07/02/17 02:24 AM
07/02/17 02:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,709
Straight outa Johnson county.....
C
catslayer Offline
TFF Team Angler
catslayer  Offline
TFF Team Angler
C

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,709
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


"I'll never mess with bee's or wasp anymore, and I'll never gig another beaver..." Words from a man who learned things the hard way
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2