Mustad® Circle Hooks - Model 39960D
Big Strong Hooks
These hooks are quite strong and serve their purpose. One thing is that the reviews on here are misleading about the size of these hooks. I ended up buying the size 14 for large tarpon down in FL. I believe the hook size is a little on the big side. I would have prefered to have a size 10 or so. To help others I have included a picture of the size 14 hook in my hand for reference of size.
September 24, 2013
Good for grouper and snapper.
I use size 12 to catch grouper and snapper in the gulf. Work well for me!
July 4, 2013
Best/Strongest Circle hooks on the market
I've seen several complaints about the circle hook gap (complaint: gap not wide enough); these folks fail to realize that unlike all other fishing hook styles, THERE IS NO UNIFORM INDUSTRY SIZING OF CIRCLE HOOKS. These are by far the strongest circle hooks on the market. I use the 14/0 size exclusively live-baiting large tarpon on my boat on the Rio Colorado in Costa Rica - and now every guide in the area comes bumming hooks from me. I've never heard of a Tarpon bending one.The local Guides LOVE them because their clients no longer have to get a proper hook set to land a Huge fish.And that means better tips for them.
February 16, 2013
I typically use 9/0 or 10/0 circle hooks while cut bait fishing for large red drum & tarpon. After reading reviews saying these hooks are undersized, I ordered 13/0, which turned out to be the equivalent of 7/0-8/0 hooks. The gap is unbelievably small for a 13/0 hook. Otherwise they may be good hooks but I'm sending them back.
July 21, 2012