Gamakatsu Hooks - G-Lock Worm
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This hook was one of the first to offer the locking angle by the eye of the hook. And it really works well for locking down plastics. Now, every manufacture has this style of hook. Still, I think Gammy's are the best. They run a little smaller, size wise. For instance I use a 4/0 or 5/0 just to rig a 4 inch tube. Where as I would probably use a 3/0 Mustad. If you like to skin hook your lures than this hook does it better than any. It also has a great hook up ratio. I prefer other hooks like the Skip Gap for Fluke style lures over this hook though but, it sure works great for tubes, worms, craws, lizards - you get the picture.
March 30, 2011
Gamakatsu hooks are some high quality hooks and they are all I'll use. I finally ran out of ewg worm hooks went to the store to pick up some more and while I was there, I noticed the G-Lock hooks. I figured that I would give them a try. That same day, I hooked on to a 5.6lber. As soon as I pulled him out of the water, the hook popped out (it happens) and I didnt give it much more thought. I ended up landing 4 more bass that night ranging from 2-3lbs and either the hooked popped out by itself or came out with almost no effort. I was using 10lb mono and figured I just needed to adapt my hookset. The next day, I switched to my 7:1 ratio with 70lb diawa samurai braid. I bombed out a 6" junebug sticko and as soon as it hit the water a bass struck it. I set the hook and cranked it in so fast, he was dragging across the top of the water. I didnt want to give it a chance to swim into the weeds. as I reached down to grab him, *dink* the hook popped right out of its mouth and he faded away back into the weed bed. I estimated him to be in 5-6lb range.
I dont know if its the slight angle in the hook point or if its my technique, but I am just not getting good hook sets. I have only lost one fish, but I just do not have the confidence in these hooks. I'll be sticking with the regular Gamakatsu EWG and EWG Superline worm hooks.
A couple of my friends caught some lunkers in the same spot in the last two weeks
March 31, 2010
Best hook over ALL
Gamakatsu has really achieved perfection. There are more expensive hooks out there, but these are definitely the best. The points are the sharpest I've ever seen, last long, and if they get dull, they are a breeze to file back to its original sharpness. I use the G-Locks and these only for all my finesse and soft plastic rigs, because the form of the hooks allows for versatility in the presentation, and at the same time allows for the perfect rig that gives the perfect action. The offset shank at the top is the best of all the hooks I've used, it is bent at a sharp angle to keep your heads on the hook.These are the best, period.
April 22, 2008
G- LOCK HOOK BY GAMAKATSU
One of my favorite bass fishing techniques is finesse worm fishing. I started using these in a 1 or 2 ott size about 3 years ago, and since have lost very few fish with this hook. The hookset is a little more aggressive, but once you hang 'em, the odds are in your favor. I've also used this hook in a 4 to 5 ott size while catfishing with braid , and let me tell you, I understand why they call it a G-LOCK, because once you hook up, it seems to be locked in place. I have landed more than just a few catfish in the 10- 20 pound range with this hook. All I can say is, well , AWESOME!!!
March 16, 2008