Bass Pro Shops XPS Octopus Hooks
These hooks don't let go
Great hooks I use them for everything Catfish
Bass Crappie, and Smallies. They hook
the fish and the fish can't get away.
January 30, 2009
Excellent Quality & Price
These hooks have the strength, quality, and hold the sharpness of the tip as well as hooks costing much more. They are excellent when you need a good hook you can depend on when fishing for larger species. These are my go to hook for large catfish and stripers when baitfishing.
January 10, 2008
The only problem with this hook is that you're busy catching more fish. No joke! Without a metal leader (just mono) and with a smaller profile hook (compared to a regular BaitHolder), you will keep the fish from spooking. They will keep it. They won't spit it out; the bait and the hook tends to migrate further into the fish. With live bait disappearing down the fishes mouth, you'll want to also buy the BassPro hook remover and get good at it. Take plenty of hooks for yourself and your "soon to be" converted fishing pals. Especially great for Leeches, Worms and some baitfish-type hooking methods.
June 12, 2010
Good Carp Hooks
I use the the #4 brass/nickel hooks for fishing for carp.
American suppliers haven't caught on yet that carp fishing in the U.S. could be as big as bass fishing so they don't supply any specific carp tackle for us here.
I took a guess on these hooks based on looking at pics and specs of common European carp hooks and these are the right shape to use with the carp hair rigs that I tie myself.
March 29, 2011