Gamakatsu Short Shank Treble Hooks with Magic Eye
Treble hook upgrade
Had a Strike King pro series 5 crankbait with standard size 4 hooks and upgraded to size 2 with Gamakatsu short shank magic eye trebles and wow! Great hooks, comfident that no fish are coming off with these bad boys. I have changed all hooks on my crankbaits.
June 8, 2011
These short shank hooks pin the fish tight to the bait, reducing lost fish. I tell al my friends about these hooks.
March 26, 2013
I purchased these to upgrade the hooks on some of my crank baits. Going from the stock size 6 hooks that are on most of my cranks, I replaced with these in size 4. Make sure you install them correctly with the eye facing flat against the belly of your lure and the rear hook facing up! Anyways every bite I have had lately on my cranks, I have landed the fish with the hook all the way through the face of the bass!!! These suckers are sharp and strong! I strongly recommend them!!!
July 26, 2011
Magic eyes ok, short shanks rock
All split-rings and trebles are hard to deal with. These are easier but no miracle. However, YOU CAN PUT ONE SIZE LARGER HOOKS ON WITH THESE!!! That's awesome in my book. Just happened to hear KVD mention that the short shanks will allow you to go up one size, in most cases, without having cross-ups. I put it to the test. Lucky Craft Fat Mini SR Chartreuse Shad put size 4's on it and on the second cast hung a 9lb 12oz largemouth. Hardest fight I've ever had with a bass. The extra hook size buried deeper than the original hook ever could have. Would I have still landed that fish with the original hooks. Maybe, maybe not but I'll pay a dollar or two extra any day to better my chances. By the way, a fancy package and $10 price tags don't make Trokar hooks any sharper. Be smart people, don't believe the hype! Gamakatsu rules!
July 3, 2010