Luck-E-Strike Bass Magic Belly Weight Hooks
best swimbait hooks i've tried
so far, i've tried the swimbait hooks from eagle claw, lake fork, owner, and mustad and these are the only ones i would buy again. yes, the coils on the baitholder are very close together but i think that's great as it holds onto the nose of hollow-body paddletails even better. the hooks themselves are very substantial and hold a sharp point well although you do need to sharpen them up a bit after taking them out of the package. the bend right past the eye clears the nose of the swimbait nicely (this is where many of the other brands fall down!). the weight is very streamlined and resists snagging on grass and weeds. these hooks ride much closer to the body of swimbaits much closer than other brands. the best thing about these hooks, however, is that they got the angle right for swimbaits...they're perfect for coming back out the back of the swimbait and can be easily skin-hooked whereas the steep angle of some of the other swimbait hooks is too steep for skinhooking. my only drawback is i wish they offered a 7/0 size...i think that would be perfect for 5" to 6" basstrix or similar swimbaits.
June 23, 2009
perfect swimbait hooks for the money. extremely sharp and heavy duty. screws did rip out the nose of the bait, but what can be expected? the swimbait is rubber and will only last so long. i caught several bass and pike on the same swimbait. no complaints about the hook itself
September 1, 2009
"The ultimate swimbait hook"
I use these hooks on 20# power pro braid to fish all of my swimbaits. They are strong and durable. The bait fits up tight to the belly for a weedless presentation. I haven't found or used a better weighted swimbait hook yet.
February 28, 2009
I Have A Pack Of These Hooks And I Do Not Like Them! The Coil To Hold The Bait Is To Close Together And Just Rips Up Your Bait!!!! Do Not Buy One. You Are Better Off With A Gamakatsu Swim Bait Hook
March 8, 2009