Mustad® UltraPoint™ Demon Perfect Offset 1X Circle Hook - Model 39940NP-BN
A lot of catches
A very good hook to catch small fishes in Florida water.
October 23, 2013
Still the same two hooks!
Back several years ago I started targeting catfish on most fishing trips. Based off the recommendation from a show on TV, I went on the search for circle hooks. So I pulled the trigger on some Mustad circle hooks (This was in 1997 or 1998 or so, we'll just call it 1998.). Back then the sticker shock almost had me buying regular hooks and circle hooks were notoriously hard to find in my area so I had to order them from BPS.
I rigged up 2 poles with Berkley Trilene XT 20lb test, 1/2oz slip sinker, 55lb wire leader, and Mustad 8/0 circle hooks.
With this exact setup I have caught 60+lb flatheads below Guntersville Dam, 30+lb stripers below Guntersville Dam, large Fluke off the Jersey shore, Big Drum off the Texas coast, and seriously have caught several large catfish off the EXACT same setup just last night.
I know I know, I need to change out the line and have for a looong time, but it's still working, and I'm still catching fish off the exact same setup I was using in 1998 and have never lost a hook, and have never had a gut hook. Corner of the mouth every time, and the fish typically hooks itself, I just wait till it starts pulling my rod tip down, pick up the rod and start reeling.
Yes I would recommend these they need some sharpening for sure, but they still work and still look as good as they did when I bought them back in 1998 so I'd say the extra money I paid for the circle hooks has more than paid for themselves. Now if you'll excuse me I need to round up some new line for these rods.
July 25, 2013
Owner vs. Mustad
Been using Owner hooks for a long time. I really like the Mutu Light Circle hooks. My only complaint is I gut-hook more fish than I like to. I have yet to gut-hook a fish using the Mustad hooks during my last three fishing trips. Very impressed so far. Hate to say it but I may be switching over.
One thing to keep in mind when ordering Mustad hooks. They are much smaller than Owner hooks. Nearly half the size.
May 22, 2013
Great circle hooks
Just bought them and used them the first weekend. Excellent hook up results.
October 29, 2012