Big eyed hooks other than O'shaugnessy or limrick?

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by KYTRAPPER, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    :doubt:Anyone know where to find big eyed kahl or circle hooks???
     
  2. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    I don't remember the exact # but I got some Eagle claw circles from catfish connection to rig my jugs. The eyes were easily big enough to double up #18 trotline through them. They list the maximum size line that can be used in their hook descriptions on the website.
     

  3. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    How did those circles work on your jugs?
     
  4. mospurs

    mospurs New Member

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    MUSTAD 39965 HAS LARGER EYE AND SLIGHT OFFSET.
     
  5. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    They worked great. I now use circles on all setlines. I seem to catch more fish. I believe that the circles hold fish better not letting them off as easy. I don't use the circles on rod and reel, but they are the way to go with setlines.
     
  6. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    Thanks guys...I appreciate it. One more thing R P, what size circles are you using on your set lines?
     
  7. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    9/0 if rigging for flatheads and 4/0 when rigging for channels. I use big gils when rigging for flatheads so I like a big hook. I usually bait with liver for the channels and the 4/0 work good. On small channels the only bad thing is the circles usually hook them coming out the eye.
     
  8. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    RP,

    Do your circles have "inline" points or "offset"????Just curious.....Dwight
     
  9. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    They are offset.
     
  10. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    I would give the inlines a try....The more offset the point, the farther down the gullet it's likely to hook...The inlines won't set till it rounds the jaw on the way out.....Of course, I sure there are exceptions to that rule....Dwight