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Old 04-24-05, 08:54 PM   #1
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i've sworn by owner hooks for a long time but i miss a lot of fish when i'm fishing a weightless worm. what do you fella's think? Gamakatsu?
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Old 04-24-05, 09:27 PM   #2
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make sure your hooks a sharp. i think owner are great hooks. alot of the misses my just be by other things then the hook.
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Old 04-24-05, 09:30 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

I've been using Gammys for a few years, and have a pretty good landing ratio, but soft plastics are nortorious for having fish come off. What I have found is especially in cover that the line makes all the difference-I very rarely miss a fish when I am using braid, but tend to lose them more often with mono. I recently spooled up a rod with flourocarbon but really haven't had a chance to give it a good workout yet.
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Old 04-24-05, 09:31 PM   #4
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i agree that it might be operator error but I also think that maybe the worm takes up too much of the gap in the hook. maybe I just need to break out the hook sharpener.
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Old 04-24-05, 09:32 PM   #5
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Stick with Owner or go with Daiichi hooks. That is only my opinion though. P N J
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Old 04-24-05, 09:32 PM   #6
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i'll definitely try that reb. what's your favprite braid?
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Old 04-24-05, 09:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: worm hooks

Or use an extra wide gap (EWG) hook-when using flukes I find the EWG hook works better than an offset shank worm hook.
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Default Re: worm hooks

i can answer this one for reb, it is also my favorite. powerpro.
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Old 04-24-05, 09:36 PM   #9
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appreciate it fellas. I hope it'll help me outfish my housebroken buddy.
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Old 04-24-05, 09:38 PM   #10
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[quote author=bassfisher02 link=board=news;num=1114386855;start=0#7 date=04/24/05 at 20:33:28]i can answer this one for reb, it is also my favorite. powerpro.[/quote]

Yep-I use 50 lb-has the same diameter as 12 lb mono. Nice thing about it is you can throw it into the nastiest stuff and not worry about getting your bait-and hopefully a fish-out of it, and since there is no stretch you don't need as hard a hookset as you do with mono.
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Old 04-25-05, 12:52 AM   #11
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switch to gammys and set the hook like u mean it
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Old 04-25-05, 09:05 PM   #12
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[quote author=bass_whoopin link=board=news;num=1114386855;start=0#0 date=04/24/05 at 19:54:15]i've sworn by owner hooks for a long time but i miss a lot of fish when i'm fishing a weightless worm. what do you fella's think? Gamakatsu?[/quote]
Too many brands of hooks do very well in the fish-catching department; my feeling is that your problem is something other than the brand. Perhaps the wrong style or size of hook, perhaps a problem with technique. There is no reason in the world why Owner hooks should not yield a satisfactory catch-to-strike ratio.
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Old 04-26-05, 11:11 AM   #13
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I used to use Owner hooks almost exclusivly, then I started breaking hooks and losing fish. Now this maybe my fault but I switched to Gamakatsu hooks and have not had any issues since. I have been trying some more of thier hooks out like the "Superbraid" hooks and their "Blood" hooks(red colored). I have really noticed a difference in using the red colored hooks with my flukes, but the bite tapers off when the paint starts to come off of the hook.
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Old 04-26-05, 03:53 PM   #14
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Try a Hookerz J-Bend in about a 3/0. Also make sure you feel them before that "cross their *@cking eyes" hookset ;D ;D
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Old 04-27-05, 09:05 PM   #15
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[quote author=Marty link=board=news;num=1114386855;start=0#11 date=04/25/05 at 20:05:30]
Too many brands of hooks do very well in the fish-catching department; my feeling is that your problem is something other than the brand. Perhaps the wrong style or size of hook, perhaps a problem with technique. There is no reason in the world why Owner hooks should not yield a satisfactory catch-to-strike ratio.[/quote]


Marty I couldn't have said it any better ;D The fact is that different size plastics require a different size hook. Also Owner as much as I love them, really doesn't make a good tube hook. But it's not the hook, it's the application.

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Old 04-28-05, 03:25 PM   #16
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use mustad.
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