Gamakatsu Swivel Shot Hooks
I have always wanted a more adjustable system for drop shotting. Time after time I was getting frustrated with tying multiple knots when I wanted to make a quick depth or weight change. I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw these on the shelf in Gurnee, Il.
So i got a couple packs to try out while Ice fishing on Pool 7 at the Mississippi River. A #2 swivel shot and a 2" Gulp set at about 6 to 10" produced a nice batch of sauger and eyes for table fare! I can't wait to get these on the rock piles this summer for smallies!
March 26, 2013
Just got these in my order. Went out to try them and promptly caught 4 small bass. But, with each fish there was the drop shotters nightmare - tangles and twists galore, as much or more than with the regular tied on hook. I like the tie on to the swivel, and the easy way to clip on the sinker line, but the rig produces a 10 minute tangle and knot up every time. Another problem occurs if you accidentally crank up the rig thru the first small rod guide, due to the design its hard to get it pulled-pushed back thru the guide.
I'm a Gammy hook fan, and will only use their hooks, but the jury is still out on this one.
July 16, 2013
Great set up for Bass Fishing
I have been using these since the first came out. The unique set up allows me to quickly change the length of my drop leader and weights. The Gamakatsu Octopus hook are my go to hooks when nose rigging a soft plastic worm. The swivel keeps my line from getting twisted. One thing I can say is that every product Shinichi Fukae and Gamakatsu have worked on together have been top shelf for fishing!
March 26, 2013
This hook is worth every penny!!!
These new hooks bring drop shot fishing to a new level. No more guessing on whether the hook is tied properly, the swivel does all the work for you. The octopus hook is an automatic hook set. When changing out your weights - it is much easier. With these features in mind - they are really worth every penny!!
April 8, 2013