Eagle Claw Baitholder Hook - 189
I catch sheepshead, redfish, and black drum all the time without these breaking. I go through a ton of hooks and these can't be beat for the price. The more expensive ones may be a little stronger/sharper, but it hits your wallet hard when you lose them!
I also love that Eagle Claw continues to make their hooks in the USA!
December 8, 2012
my favorite hook
I use this hook all the time and never lost a fish with them. they work great with fresh bait. small fish, squid, chunks of bait they all stays on the hook and help gives great set.
January 7, 2014
good hooks. shiny but u must sharpen them. other than that no problems whatsoever
September 22, 2010
I have always been a fan of Eagle Claw hooks, and never had a single problem with one. But a few times I've heard quite a few people tell me that Eagle Claw hooks tend to break. I didn't believe this, because I've used them forever, and of course under a HUGE amount of stress anything will break. But the other night I was fishing, and the guy next to me had a pigfish rigged up and casted out in hopes of getting something big, and then his rod bent and his drag was SCREAMING. So he tightens up the drag a little to be able to fight the fish and starts fighting it and then all the sudden, no fish. So he reels in the rig and sees that the hook snapped, right at the curve. NOW, it COULD have been a shark and the sharp teeth COULD have weakened the hook and he definately wasnt using a proper hook for a shark. BUT, he rigged up again, another Eagle Claw hook, same bait, casted out. Then his drag started goin off again, and he set the hook, and actually got the fish in. It was a big Sail Cat, about 24" long, not sure how much it weighed we didnt weigh it. Originally I thought this is what he hooked before but the one before was alot stronger, maybe a shark or maybe a slightly bigger cat, but either way, the hook broke, and it took away some of my confidence in the brand. I haven't been fishing in a while, so maybe Eagle Claw did something to the alloy in the metal they use in order to prevent it from rusting or corroding more, and that might have weakened the metal. But either way, I'm gunna start using another brand, just to be safe, and why not, they are all roughly the same price. Good luck.
July 5, 2008