Gamakatsu Superline Spring Lock Hooks
Good but needs modification
Gamakatsu puts out great fishing products so I was excited to use their Superline Spring lock Hooks with topwater toads and frogs. The problem with these and other hooks like them is that the knot can slide out of the eye since the eye does not close completely. If the hook is turned around in the fishes mouth and you set the hook the knot can either slide down the shank to the bend of the hook, dislodging it, or it can come off the eye completly. The solution is to add a split ring to these hooks and tie to it. No more lost bass.
May 29, 2012
Better Alternative to EWG Hook
Try this hook as an alternative to EWGs when throwing a weightless Stik-O or swimbait. The 5/0 size works well for a 5" or 6" jerkbaits.
While not as thick and heavy as the G-Mag from Gamagatsu, it is not as brutal either, so does less damage to Bass, but still holds well. The shank is straighter than the EWG hooks which may allow for hooking more in the upper mouth than the thin side of the mouth.
The spring lock is narrower than some which is a plus to me for it still holds but tears up a bait less.
If the spring is too large or fans out, I replace it with one I make using a small piece of 18 gauge copper wire which I put through the hook eye, bend around, and add a few twists to make a "pin" about 5/8" in length. This holds well and is even easier on soft plastic than the spring coils.
November 12, 2010
Very good hook
I usually throw the Zoom frog hook but found these particular hooks on line. The hook itself is very sharp and the cork screw wire is a little longer than the Zoom hook. Frog fishing in January and February isn't common but in Florida you can still catch them. The hook did it's job without a doubt.
March 5, 2013
What more can you say. Gamakatsu makes the best hook in my opinion always razor sharp and strong.The spring lock just makes it that much easier to rig a platic on the hook
December 13, 2010