Gamakatsu® Octopus Circle Hooks with Inline Point - Model 2214
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Quality hooks made of high carbon steel made with a unique tempering process that produces a hook of superior strength and durability. Conically needle honed points are sharp from the package and stay sharp. Color: NS Black. 6 pack.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by StripTease Terrible product
I spend about six months a year bill fishing in the Sea of Cortez and enter several tournaments annually. IGFA rules (and local tournament rules as well)) require the use of non-offset circle hooks on natural bait so I have been using Gamakatsu circle hooks because they have a turned up eye and that makes for a neat snell. This summer on three separate occasions I have had these hooks break cleanly at the bend. This occurred with a measured 10# drag setting at strike and while hooked up to medium sized sailfish (75# +/-) The hooks showed zero evidence of straightening (they shouldn't have under these conditions anyway), they just snapped off. Under recreational fishing conditions this might be said to be a minor problem; under tournament conditions it is totally unacceptable. A single lost fish can, and often is, the difference in winning and losing and with serious money hanging in the balance a 50 cent hook failure cannot be tolerated. I have never experienced this problem with numerous other brands. Stay away from these.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoCalFishing Very good
I was a little bit worried about the size of the hook when I purchased them as there was no size image. I purchased the 6/0 size and it is the perfect size for my application. It measures 1 1/2" from the tip of the eyelet to the bottom of the bend and the gap between the point and the shank is just over 1/2". I am very pleased with this hook as it is very strong and has some flexibility to it. The point is also very very sharp out of the package as well. I would recommend this hook to anyone who is interested but recommend that they know the specific size they need.
August 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by seekaye1 Wacky
This hook is great for wacky rigging. I tried the wide gap finesse hooks and i lost more fish than ever. i rarely lose fish period. these work great
February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by dhowser good hooks
I use these on my jug lines and they are extremely sharp and strong. I have caught up to 42lb catfish and have had no problem with hooksets or fish bending these hooks. I really like the offset hooks the best.
October 13, 2010
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