Daiichi® Bleeding Bait™ Circle Wide Gap Saltwater Hooks
This style of hook is very good as the fish usualy gets hooked in the corner of the mouth resulting in easier hook removal. Also the red colour seems to entice fish into bitting.
January 8, 2013
Great Hooks, Not-so-Great Paint
These are great hooks - strong, sharp, and nice design. I used these hooks in size 5/0 with live bait on 50 lb. fluorocarbon leaders during a recent fishing trip to Clearwater Beach and I caught six nice black-tipped sharks over a few hours. The circle design worked great as all six sharks were hooked in the corner of the mouth and were easy to release.
The big negative - all of the nice red paint wears completely off the hook after the first fish! The manufacturer needs to come up with a more durable paint!
November 20, 2012
Only hook I use for live bait.
Everything from Brown Bullhead Catfish, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Talapia, Porgy, Flounder, Largemouth bass, I've caught all these and more on these hooks and they have never failed me. It takes a little getting used to not setting the hook but in the end the results are great. These are the sharpest hooks I've ever used and they are just totally awesome. If you just rig it up with a good snell knot they will bring fish up again again and hook em good too. I normally use live shrimp with them and hook it through the tail but worms work good as well along with baby pilchards. I normally use a 2/0 size hook and I've caught a 36" snook on it as well as other large gamefish. Also if your having trouble with your fish swallowing the hook this is the hook you need to buy because the way a circle hook works is the fish swallow the bait then the hook slides out of their stomach and gets hooked in the side of their mouth. Overall a must have in everyones tackle box and these are the only hooks I use. Also one other cool thing is that the hook actually wears kind of like the razor you use to shave with. So when all the red falls of you hook its time to change because the point isnt as sharp and these hooks never rust either. Great hook. Buy it. You'd be dumb not to. :)
January 22, 2011
These hooks are great. They practically set themselves and are as sharp as any I have used. I'll definitely be getting somemore.
April 14, 2010