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Old 02-19-2018, 12:49 PM
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Default Gamakatsu hooks breaking

Just wondering if anyone has heard of or had first hand experience of gamakatsu hooks snapping on fish? They?re all I fish with worm and swimbait wise but now I?m beginning to rethink that. Guy at work said he had 3 or 4 break on him.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:14 PM
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Size? No problems with 7/0 on redfish, drum, and sharks.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:19 PM
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For some reason the ones I had this morn were bending. I only had a few left. I buy Owners. That?s all. They are great!!!


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The regular EWG's are pretty flimsy. I started using the superline and like them.

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Old 02-19-2018, 11:29 PM
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Quit catching stumps.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:14 AM
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Quit catching stumps.


Lol. I do agree. But I was bed fishing catching bass in the marsh. No stumps around.


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Old 02-20-2018, 07:11 PM
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Size? No problems with 7/0 on redfish, drum, and sharks.
4/0 and 5/0. I?ve had a few straighten on me but those were on chopiques and they were 1/0-3/0 size. Never had one break. Never really had a problem with them.
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Been using gamakatsu and owner for years. No problems. Use the correct hook for your application, i.e flipping hooks for flipping and you won,t either
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:23 PM
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Been using gamakatsu and owner for years. No problems. Use the correct hook for your application, i.e flipping hooks for flipping and you won,t either
They?re my premier worm and swim bait and top water frog hooks. Generally use the 4/0 and 3/0 for my smaller worms for pond fish and 5/0 for my bigger worms and brush hogs etc. Picked up some more for my swimbaits which I am very violent on hooksets with and have had minor problems over the last 10 or 15 years I?ve been fishing them, mostly maybe 3 straightening out on chopiques and stumps and when having to extract from a fish with pliers which has been very few. Love gamakatsu hooks regardless. Just wanted to see if anyone else was having those problems (hook snapping, straightening on fish etc.)

Now one thing I really have a problem with is humdingers straightening out on chopiques but that?s a wholenother subject.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:44 PM
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I use Gamakatsu hooks for many of the saltwater and bass flies I tie. No problem. However I probably don't put nearly the stress that some baitcast anglers do when setting the hook. I can tell from tying on these hooks that they are not made for bendback or spoon flies where the hook needs to be bent. Unlike Mustad SS hooks, they do sometimes get stress fractures in the shank.

For my baitcast and spinning tackle, I use Tru-Turn and Owner. No problems with those.
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