Gamakatsu Hooks - Wire Guard Worm
WARNING: EYELET TOO SMALL
It's been two years since shallowweedylakes wrote a review on these hooks about the eyelet being too small and Gamakatsu still hasn't corrected the problem. Evidently, they haven't seen enough complaints for them to feel obligated to make a change. The eyelets are too small to fit most any snap or split ring through them, especially through the eyelets of the smaller size hooks. If you succeed in forcing a snap through the eyelet, it's too tight to allow movement. You're stuck with having to tie line directly to the eyelet. The small eyelets also prevent you from using the hooks in tandem for linking two hooks together for long swim baits, for instance. If you can connect two hooks in tandem, a fish isn't as likely to bite the tail off a soft swim bait without getting hooked. I use Mustad Weedless Worm Hooks for that purpose, but I would like to use a lighter colored hook for white swim baits. Hey, Gamakatsu! How about making a silver hook with wire guard and a LARGER EYELET!?
June 24, 2013
hook eye is too small
The eye of these hooks is too small. The two weedguard wires go through it, and there is very little room left for something like a split ring.
June 21, 2011
Nice sharp hooks. Good to use on wacky rig where throwing in heavier cover. They don't get hung up but still allow for a nice solid hook set.
January 24, 2011
Hooks look sharp havent used them yet but they should be a good weedless hook
August 11, 2010