Gamakatsu Heavy Cover Worm Hooks with Wire Keeper
Great hooks, but could use improvement
As far as the hooks themselves go, they are great. They are super sharp, and strong. Once you stick a fish with one there's not much chance of them getting away. As far as the hook keeper goes, it could uses some work. The shrinkwrap tubing looses grip after a while and the keeper will start to slide down the shank. I tried to shink the tubing a little more which worked for a short time, but I eventually ended up burning right through it trying to tighten it up one last time. You can still use the hook even with the keeper loose, it just takes more adjusting more often. If it stayed in place this hook would get 5 stars all day long.
September 28, 2011
Stout hook...keeper not so good!
These hooks are very sturdy with the welded eyelet, however; after fishing for a short time the shrink tubing keeper will slide down the shank! This happens on almost every hook unfortunately. I have tried adding heat to tighten them up, and that did not better the situation. My buddy bought several packs at the same time I did, and he gave them all away for the same reason...
August 26, 2011
Another good Gamakatsu hook
You won't be dissapointed when you hook up on a big fish in heavy cover with the quality of these hooks. Gamakatsu needs to have the pin welded on the shank instead of the "shrink tubing". When you snell the hook and catch a couple fish and decide to retie the shrink tubing gets loose and the keeper slides around the hook. They need to take a page from Owner on these.
July 23, 2011
At $1.50 a hook, these should be flawless. Had a pack of 5/0 fishing a 10" Power Worm. Within the first 5 casts the keeper had slid down to the bend of the hook. Could not budge it and really, what was the point. If it was gonna slip, what good was it to me. Really disappointed.
July 17, 2011