Hooks Hooks and Hooks

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  • #6498

    Miliwolf
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    Was wondering what is everyones favourite hook brand, style and size.

    I like to use VMC, Mustard, Owner or Gamakatsu hooks. Although would use other brands at times.

    With regards to style, I like circle hooks because of their self setting nature and the ease of removal. I also like long shank hooks and worm hooks because I feel they give a good presentation to the bait.

    Size, I have heaps of hooks in a range of different sizes. But think I am going to concentrate on 2/0, 5/0 and 10/0 hooks.

    I use the 2/0 hooks for general surfcasting, because they fit in the mouth of most target species.

    When Snapper fishing I would use the 5/0 hooks, or when targeting blue cod from a boat I would use 6/0 or larger.

    The 10/0 hooks would be mainly used for large shark fishing during the summer.

    although during summer when the sharks are about the 0/10 hooks should be accutate.

    #8930

    yellowfin
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    ahhhh i like vmc cause they are sooo sharp and mustard

    #8932

    yellowfin
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    I like cheap hooks because I’m a cheapskate, I started buying hooks from the warehouse and switched to bulk packs from http://www.discountfishingsupplies.co.nz.

    #8934

    Miliwolf
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    I find with a bit of research and effort it is often possible to get VMC hooks at a decent price.

    There is a bunch on trademe, 45 3/0 Snapper Steelhead VMC hooks for $10 or 15 8/0 for $10. Which is ok value.

    I have also gotten a bulk pack of around 40 VMC probably 10/0 hooks for $10 from rebel sports.

    The bulk packs of Gammys are still quite expenisve. I never seen a cheap Owner but they are the best hooks.

    Here is a photo of them
    http://my.opera.com/Militaris/albums/sh … re=5183012

    #8935

    St_Paul
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    Have tried most of the major brands out there. I Like the Gammie circle octopus, Black Magic KL, Mustad demon light circles and Mustad Big mouth (kahle). Owners are good but pricey and I don’t think their performance is worth the added cost.
    I favour these styles due to their self hooking nature.
    I generally use 4/0 and 5/0 most of the time, usually with a 1/0 or 2/0 keeper hook

    Got a bargain from the sports store in Ashburton $45 for a mustad display board with about 45 packets of assorted hooks mostly in 4/0 – 6/0. has pride of place on the garage wall and made my wife roll her eyes and emit the usual “not more fishing crap” sigh:D
    I shouldn’t need to buy any for a few years (at least thats what i told her ;))

    For those in Christchurch both rebel sports stores have a load of hooks at half price at the moment so its a great time to stock up.

    #8938

    Miliwolf
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    Damn, that would be a good deal.

    Why do you think the shop got rid of their entire board?

    #8939

    yellowfin
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    [quote:1oezlhqb]Why do you think the shop got rid of their entire board?
    If it was from R&R sports, probably because they closed their old shop and moved. They are now called something else
    #8943

    St_Paul
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    They are now called outdoor adventure sports. Apparently there isn’t a huge demand for them down there and he’s not stocking the Mustad range

    #8989

    St_Paul
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    http://www.discountfishingsupplies.co.nz

    is well worth a visit great prices and a flat $5 freight charge anywhere in the country.

    service is good and you can pay by bank deposit

    #9014

    yellowfin
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    I have been using the hooks from the man whom makes and sells the hotshotz range of flashers etc.

    Bloody sharp and strong .

    He sells them on trademe

    #9017

    yellowfin
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    Hey Yeahnah, I have seen you posting on quite a few other fishing forums. Welcome to the fishingmag forums :)

    #9018

    yellowfin
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    Thanks !!

    #9040

    St_Paul
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    Hey Yeahnah whats the web address for the hotshots guy?

    #9041

    Miliwolf
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    I know I am not yeahnah but anyway

    http://www.hotshotztackle.com/forum

    http://www.hotshotztackle.com/

    Google is a amazing tool.

    #9043

    St_Paul
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    cheers miliwolf.
    How goes the prep for the trout season?

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