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when drift fishing w/rocky bottom what brand of hooks do you use?

[ 06-11-2003, 08:50 PM: Message edited by: Quick Fisher ]
 

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cutting point or needle point i use cutting point but they seem impossible to re-sharpen so i usally just put a new one on
 

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i notice that you only put down two hook manufacturers. what's up with that?? you know, other folks make hooks too. hooks that catch fish even.

i buy eagle claws, i carry a file and i know how to use it. but that's just for drift, big bobber, plunking and herring rigs. for plug hook replacement i go vmc. for jigs i go with owner.

you didn't even include ifish sponsors daiichi and mustad!!

[ 06-11-2003, 09:14 PM: Message edited by: ampersat ]
 

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sorry, but those are the ones i use and like. im sure some hooks are better than i posted for puting an edge on them, but owner and Gamakatsu are fishable right out of the package, also my Dad likes eagle claws for bobber fishing

[ 06-11-2003, 09:12 PM: Message edited by: Quick Fisher ]
 

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For Sidedrifting I use #2 and #4 Vision with great results, the green and black nickel are very sharp.

For everything else I use Gamakatsu.
 

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I recently bought a bunch of pre-tied 2-hook steelhead drift/boondogging rigs. The hooks are #4 Vision. In one morning of boondogging this week I straightened 4 hooks without once breaking the line --- 8 lb. Ultragreen Maxima.

In the last 3 years of drifting and boondogging Owner hooks, hundreds of rigs, I have never straightened a single hook.

Why on earth would I not use Owners?
 

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I am a part-time blacksmith and I make my own hooks. They are called CARP CLAWZ!!
 

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I use single #2's and #1's Vision. Remember, Visions are a size smaller than a Gammie, so buy accordingly. I like the black.

Thumper, that UG is some tuff stuff, and what I use also. I've hung up hundreds of times and never straightened one yet.

Well, OK, so I need to work on my casting. :tongue:
 

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The wind this year, we were bending Vision and gama hooks. Don't think it matters what type of hook you have, there all gonna have problems. Gamakatsu for me!
 

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I do like the vision but found out you need to buy them from the store as when you order them on line or from the man himself you never get them. :shrug:
 

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being a vision dealer my vote is one sided owner and gamis. are good hooks but touch a rock and your done the new visions are sharp as any hook out there and and they dont have a cutting point so they wont tear through the skin send a email to me if you cant find any
 

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I have been trying out Mustad Ultra Point hooks for steelies. They seem to keep from having the point 'roll over' when the hook hangs up on a rock. Its difficult to say which is more sharp out of the box, but the fish don't seem to care. For bigger hooks (1/0-6/0) I exclusively use Gami's. :wink:
 

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all my lures have owners hooks on them......when bobber and egg fishing i use owners....


but when drift fishing for steelies i use laser sharp eagle claws.......they have a nice point on them and are much cheaper for banging a few rocks.....i dont feel so bad dropping 10-15 hooks on snags if i can get a good hookset and save money

[ 06-12-2003, 08:56 AM: Message edited by: husker ]
 

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For octopus hooks I've started using the VMC bronze hooks. They take an edge redily and are quite cheap. My plugs all sport Owner cutting point trebles though. If a fish looks at one funny, they're hooked.
 
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