Owner® Mutu Light™ Circle Hooks
they work great like they are small and light weight. I have caught 42 lb striper 35 lb striper 40 lb catfish and 1000 other fish with them, they work, I have to special order them from bass pro.
June 10, 2014
Decent hooks but not the ideal "lip hook" sort...
I purchased these in the store in size 6 because it was the smallest circle hook I could find and I needed them before my other order came in. They looked offset but I did not see it on the package (wish I'd remembered from the website). For the guys who never guthooked anything on these my hat's off to their luck because out of 5 fish we caught, 3 were guthooked and one was deep hooked and only one in the lip. Fortunately I'd bent down the barbs but it was still disappointing.
To be clear, these seem like good hooks but I was looking for a fish hook itself sort of hook that wouldn't guthook the fish and this one simply isn't very good at it. On the plus side, if you're going to eat the fish, I can see a lot of benefit in these as they will indeed let the fish hook itself.
For me, I'll stick with the Owner "Mosquito" circle hooks in the future which aren't offset. Unfortunately they just don't carry them in our store. The non-offset will drag out of the belly without hooking the fish (typically anyway). Drag an offset across your hand gently on the hook side and see if you don't hook yourself. ;) For large Bream the 6 are an ok side and it'll prevent the tiny ones from getting hooked. Size 8 or maybe a little smaller would be better just for catching though. You could alternately try and bend these straight since they have a lot of give as well but that's more work than I'd expect out of my 7yo. :)
June 6, 2014
Benn using them to catch Red Drum. Don't have to set hook the fish does. Never have gut hooked
April 18, 2014
Best Light Circle in the Industry
I have tried almost every company that exists trying to find the lightest, sharpest, and most consistently set hook on the market.
For most of my striper applications a wide variety of circle hooks will do the job, but for freshwater applications or using delicate saltwater baits (shrimp and crabs especially) this is by far the best.
The shape of this hook adds rigidity so even if the shaft is slightly torqued under pressure the point and barb remained pinned.
This is a no-brainer. Light and strong, sharp and sure to stay set. Just don't yank it out of a fish's mouth and you are in business.
RIP Jose Wejebe
March 29, 2014