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Old 02-20-2012, 07:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Now that I'm looking around at hooks for making jigheads, I see some posibilities, but I don't know for sure what I want to get yet. Anyone have any favorites they like to use, Looks like I'll be needing some hooks that mimick the eagle claw 570 and 575 hooks. I'd preferably like to go with Gamakatsu's, what else is good.
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http://www.barlowstackle.com/Trokar-...oks-P1995.aspx
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Do they make a 90 degree bend?
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Seriously bud, it depends on what you are using them for. Don't dismiss the Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp hooks anymore. They are now in the needle point config and are sharper and stronger than the Gamas. The point grind has been reshaped from the other needle point hooks to hold the sharpness longer and are stronger points than the rest! Check for the Lazer Sharps and check them out. Here is a link to an unbiased test on both Lazer Sharps and TroKars!!!
http://www.steelheaduniversity.com/L...ks_Review.html
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The 90 degree bends are the 810 model# and I don't think they have reached the stores yet, I can check that for you if you would like!
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The 90 degree bends are the 810 model# and I don't think they have reached the stores yet, I can check that for you if you would like!
I would sure like it if you could, at 100', every bit of hook point sharpness helps.
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Are the Trokar hooks worth the money? They are costly and if I was a big time tournement angler with great success I could see myself using them.
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Yes Trokar hooks are worth the money.

I use all of these 60degree hooks depending on the jig and application
http://www.gamakatsu.com/catalog/jig_60.htm

I would use the 90 for vertical presentations for lakers

I also use the Trokar Jig Hook on my personal stash for competition especially for bladed jigs and finesse jigs.
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I don't think there is a "best" jighook... It depends on the application.

You wanna think about the characteristics you are after in a hook. The hooks I pour tapered tube heads on are a different hook than the ones I use in flipping jigs.

I will honestly say that there are not any "bad" hooks being made these days. I just happen to like some more than others. But I look first for the wire, the shape, the size of the barb, (small) and then I try and find what I am after in a hook. Gamkatsu is the only company making a black nickel double "frog" hook in smaller sizes. So there is one choice made for me. And so forth.
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Where I see most lakers lost isn't on the hook set. I've used a few different hooks and all have seemed sharp enough. The problem to me seems to be the barb on the hook. If you hook a big laker in the bottom of the mouth...you'll usually have no problem with losing a fish...there seems to be more flesh for the hook to grab hold of...Hook him in the top of the mouth and any slack at all...or not enough speed on the initial reel up...and you could easily lose the fish...nothing but cartilage up there...and with the weight of the jig the hook will easily fall out of the hole it created going in.

Not too sure if a better barb would help or not...Might just end up making a bigger hole using a more pronounced barb .. which wouldn't be of any use at all.
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