15/09/2007 at 7:44 pm #6498
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.15/09/2007 at 8:02 pm #8930
ahhhh i like vmc cause they are sooo sharp and mustard15/09/2007 at 8:18 pm #8932
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.15/09/2007 at 8:34 pm #8934
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=518301215/09/2007 at 9:38 pm #8935
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.15/09/2007 at 10:03 pm #8938
Damn, that would be a good deal.
Why do you think the shop got rid of their entire board?15/09/2007 at 10:26 pm #8939[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 else16/09/2007 at 6:53 am #8943
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 range18/09/2007 at 12:30 pm #8989
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 deposit20/09/2007 at 8:05 pm #9014
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 trademe20/09/2007 at 9:22 pm #9017
Hey Yeahnah, I have seen you posting on quite a few other fishing forums. Welcome to the fishingmag forums20/09/2007 at 9:26 pm #9018
Thanks !!22/09/2007 at 5:52 pm #9040
Hey Yeahnah whats the web address for the hotshots guy?22/09/2007 at 6:04 pm #904122/09/2007 at 10:43 pm #9043
How goes the prep for the trout season?
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