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TonkaBass

Fav hook for big creatures

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Not sure yet, I'm suppose to be getting some of the Owner riggin hooks from someone???

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Gamakatsu! They have treated me well

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Gamakatsu....

I am fairly certain that all the hooks in my box have come from a Gamakatsu package. EWG's and EWG superline's in 3/0, 4/0, or 5/0 depending on the plastic and the application, in both black and red. Octopus hooks in different sizes and colors for many app's as well. To many to name them all.

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Gammy - 3/0 4/0 and 5/0 Superline variety.

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I'm a mustad fan myself.. I think plastics stay on them better because of the bend near the eye.

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I think all of mine are Gamakatsu.

Thanks Deitz....now I'm going to have to take a look at the Mustads. wink

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Owner, if they don't have the hook I am looking for than its Mustad.... I would rather throw eagle claws then Gamakatsu, there hook point rolls way to easy, you can't resharpen it, they are more expensive then even Owner, the barb is set back way to far on the point of the hook, I think people get way to hung up on Gammies being the sharpest out of the box, fish with one for ten minutes and then put it up against a Mustad, The Owner hooks are wicked, that cutting point slices in like no other, very little pressure needed for a good hookset with those!

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I use Gamakatsu super line hooks. If I am in really heavy cover and using braid, I use a BMF hook.

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Mostly Mustads here. Except for Beaver baits. I lost a ton of fish last year in tournaments with a 4/0 or 5/0 wide gap. I am switching to the Owner 5/0 straight hook with shrink wrap. I will let you know, but can see a big advantage.

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TD, look into the BMF hooks as well. They are nasty hooks.

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Have rarely experinced that problem with Gammy hooks. (point bending over) Several multi fish days in a row using the same hook with no problem. I like the heavy wire used in the Super Line hooks, allows you to boat flip bass without worrying about the gap opening. If not Gammy then Owner second, Mustad third, but eagle claw is way down the list for me, not even out of the bargain bin.

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I mostly use Mustad Ultra Points, but have been using more and more Owners as of late.

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I love the point on Owners, but I find they rust in my tackle box really easily. I quit using them as a result.

I fish gammis all the time for bass, but I do whip some bass flies on the long rod tied on Mustads.

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I prefer the "Perfect Worm Hook" they work good for me

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