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Treble hook options

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Looking for input on trebles available in sizes 6/0 and 7/0 - other than Mustads 3551s. Just did a quick look and found VMC 9617s and Musky Innovations new plasma. Any comments on those two or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, later.

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not a fan of the 3551s? thorne bros has some eagle claws but don't know the model number.

MI is making components now, huh? it's ironic and exciting at the same time.

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I bought some of the MI hooks last year, and have had no problems with them thus far. Few of the guys I know said that they were subpar quality and would fail. I have not experienced this at all. I also like the Eagle Claw hooks. Don't know that you can really go wrong with any of the hooks out on the market now a days!

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I didn't see any eagle claws listed bigger than 5/0 anywhere - maybe I need to dig deeper. I'd like to get some 374 and 774 in the bigger sizes.

Not a fan of the 3551s when they get rust on them after 10 minutes in the water.

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There's another brand at Thorne's that I can't remember the name of. They come in small green packs. Rumor had it Eagleclaw bought this company and is producing a decent hook. I haven't tried them but that's the rumor.

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I got alot of the vmc 4x in the 3/0-5/0 size for some lures ive made over the winter and they are nice hooks and cheaper than some. I also ordered some big mustads for my double 10's. gottem from [Note from admin: Please read forum policy before posting again. Thank you.] and in bulk you get a discount. I hung my body weight from them and they bent but not sraightend out, and im at 170. and that was on one hook. theyalso have some 6x but they are massive. you can get them in long/short shank in three different colors

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Did it hurt when you hung yourself on that hook?

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no, I was hanging from a rope, and the hook was hanging by a cable

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That doesn't sound much better.

Promise me you'll be safe when doing your hook testing.

For what it's worth. I like the vmc 5/0 for my smaller bucktails. They seem stronger/thicker than any other hook. They are also really sharp right out of the box.

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