Octopus hooks

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Octopus hooks

Post by balou » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:22 pm

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.

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by blw » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:10 pm

Do u really wanna risk losin the fish of a lifetime because I skimped on some hooks. That being said I mainly use jarvis walker hooks from big w for a lot of my general fishing. Box of 50 is pretty cheap. Biggest fish to the boat is a 9 ft bronzewhaler. Never bent or snapped one. Out wide I use gamas or big hoodlums

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by Hemi » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:28 pm

I use gamakatsu octopus also... Im happy to pay the money for them because they never fail me.
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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by blw » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:20 pm

Oh yer I have snapped 8 and 10/0 gama circles. As have a lot of my mates.

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by mako » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Hooks are expendable items, use a new one each time, and using a cheap hook is a luxury you can't afford.

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by Hemi » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:35 pm

blw wrote:Oh yer I have snapped 8 and 10/0 gama circles. As have a lot of my mates.

???????
Can i ask how you & A LOT of your mates are using them??

Weve been using them for years & land some pretty decent fish, they certainly dont snap easy.
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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by blw » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:08 pm

80lb gear locked up. I still use them but have had a couple of bad batches

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by blw » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:10 pm

Now im using these. HahaImage

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by Scottie5.3 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:28 pm

I've found the Gammakatsu octopus hooks in 7/0 and 8/0 snap right at the end of the hook, I still use then but it's happened to a few. Hopefully it was just a bad batch, they weren't on small fish though. Cause they are hardened I reckon if they bend they snap.
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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by Hemi » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:43 pm

Im guessing bad batch... Could be wrong, everything has its moments?? But used a truck load of em' with no issues....
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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by Anna Burroo » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:11 pm

I use Ausline Circle hooks, these are some smaller ones we have, never ever had any faults and they are not that expensive. If you search around you can find some good bargains. A women loves to shop around......
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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by balou » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:24 pm

I never had one hook failure in over 12 years from gama 6/0. I bought 25 boxes of 100 while I was in the USA. Mainly use saltiga overhead and spins with heavy drag.

I'm down to my last couple box so thinking some in bulk to get me through another 10 years.

Might stick with the gamakatsu and find someone who will sell bulk lots.

Um I have never used circle hooks as I love striking against the bite and loading up.

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by blw » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:33 pm

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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by Scottie5.3 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:00 am

Exact same place mine snapped blw
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Re: Octopus hooks

Post by AJay » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:17 am

Ive had the same with the gama octo hooks, still use them but.

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