Octopus hooks

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by Lats » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:55 am

I used to use the mustad big red 7/0 and absolutely swear by them. Stay sharp and never straightened one but at $1 each I also looked for a cheaper option. Now using the same hook pattern from Rig Master Tackle. They don't stay sharp over multiple trips but because of they cost bugger all I just change them out. Haven't straightened one yet and have stopped some big fish



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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by AM » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:48 pm

balou wrote:I have been using gamakatsu 6/0 for the last decade without ever straightening a hook. My reels are usually set with heavy drag . It cost about 75c to $1 per hook and I usually recycle for a couple of trips .


Im chasing your thoughts on the el cheapo chineese brand hooks from ebay for bottom bashing. It's about 60 bucks for 500 hooks in 6/0 chemically sharpened.

Anyone using them or recommend another bulk option.

Cheers
What size line do you want to use tran did you end up getting onto some of that whiplash :D

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by blw » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:46 pm

Scottie5.3 wrote:Exact same place mine snapped blw
Not good to see that its common
AJay wrote:Ive had the same with the gama octo hooks, still use them but.

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by CharFin » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:33 pm

I used gamakatsu 8/0's but got a bit pricey to feed to the sharks. I tried the cheaper eBay ones $10-15 for 60, cheaper for 500. I never have a problem with them. If it hooks as an octopus circle hook should you shouldn't have a problem. If the point is taking all the force , it's going to bend. Hooked onto something big in bynoe a month or so ago. Managed to lift it a bit over 10-15 mins, guessing it's a big ass shark by this time, then it realised it was hooked or saw the boat and took off at warp speed and snapped the 40 or 50 lb braid. A lot bigger than I thought. I reckon more fish are lost from not having sharp hooks. I buy from this eBay store.

http://stores.ebay.com.au/Tackledirect168

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by balou » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:39 pm

AM wrote:
balou wrote:I have been using gamakatsu 6/0 for the last decade without ever straightening a hook. My reels are usually set with heavy drag . It cost about 75c to $1 per hook and I usually recycle for a couple of trips .


Im chasing your thoughts on the el cheapo chineese brand hooks from ebay for bottom bashing. It's about 60 bucks for 500 hooks in 6/0 chemically sharpened.

Anyone using them or recommend another bulk option.

Cheers
What size line do you want to use tran did you end up getting onto some of that whiplash :D
Might stick with my fins 20 lb and ebay hooks to give them jewies a fighting chance.

Hope you enjoying your holiday mate. Be perfect weather for another run when you come back .

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