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jalberg

Bent Gamakatsu Superlines

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Anyone else ever get into a bad pack of these hooks? I was out last weekend useing 3/0 Superlines and bent every hook out of a pack on the first fish. Never had this problem before.

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The superline hooks bent? Wow! Just the thin gammy hooks have bent on me. I seem to get snagged in trees often.

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I've bent a lot of them when hooked on wood or docks, never from fish.

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I use them all the time and never had a problem. Had to be a bad batch because you would have a hard time bending a hook of that guage.

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I would agree on the bad batch theory. Never had a problem with a superline hook. Pack em up and send them back to Gamakatsu for a look. They should send you a new pack if their customer service is worth a hoot.

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I have heard of it happening, but VERY rare

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Yeah, I've been using them for probably 5 years and have never had a problem, then every hook in one pack bends on the first hookset. It was frustrating, I lost what would have been the best fish of the day on the second hook. I thought the first one was a fluke.

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it happened to my buddy last year and he just emailed them a pic of the hooks and told them what happened and he got a free pac of hooks in a couple weeks. its worth a try before you pay for postage

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I've never been a fan of gamakatsu hooks. The hook points roll over or bend very easily. I have been using mustad ultra points for years now.

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i use a lot of 4/0 superlines without ever having issues...

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That is strange I have never had that happen with those hooks (they are awesome) I would call them up maybe they will send you a free 25pk!

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