Circle hooks

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by Junior42, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    What do you all think about them. I never used them but I am thinking about trying em'
     
  2. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Ive never used them so I cant say one way or another. The King Kahles have worked so well for me, I have no reason to change at this point.
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I love circle hooks. You just have to learn some patience and let the fish set the hook.
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Thats all I use, been using them exclusivly for 5 years...I love them.
     
  5. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Gotta agree with ya Jack! It's pretty much all I use as well. Just do a search for circle hook on here and you'll find a lot of good insight on how to use em.
     
  6. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    I like to use Gamakatsu Octopus circle 8/0 when I'm fishing for blue cats, because they usually load the pole quickly. I keep my drag set kind of loose. I also like to use King Kahle 10/0 when I use larger bait. Both of these hooks are very sharp! I think that circle hooks take some of the guess work out of when to set the hook. I still set the hook when I use circles, but it's a slower, gradual motion.
     
  7. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    i have used them with good results at times but then i have had days like last saturday were they wouldnt load the rod and i had to switch to a j hood to get a hookup
     
  8. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    I swear by them. I believe if I hadn't had been using a circle hook, there is no way I would have brought in that 22 pound flathead on a tiny bass rod and reel with 12 pound line. They set like no other hook, you should give them a try, you'll be hooked....no pun intended!
     
  9. duckbuster

    duckbuster New Member

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    Since I switched to them 2 years ago my "hook-up" ratio has went way up. They take some getting used to, but once you do I think you will be happy with the results. BTW I only use Gamakatsu Octopus Circles in the 8/0 size. Hope this helps!
     
  10. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Hey Adam, I'll take you to the store and get you some on wed.:smile2:
     
  11. Myname

    Myname New Member

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    I use circle hooks exclusively; on my trot line, jugs, and rod & reel fishing. Love them.

    Have a nice day.
     
  12. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    I just started to use them, and trying to get over not setting the hook:embarassed:
     
  13. Myname

    Myname New Member

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    Nothing to be embarassed about.

    My oldest son, Steve, can't use circle hooks - at the first little peck on a rod, he snatches up that rod and barely waits for the next tug before he tries to set the hook. As for me, I'm totally laid back (or totally lazy) and can wait for the rod to be fully loaded before I pick it up. It ook me 59 years to become so laid back (Lazy), so you should have plenty of time to learn. I'm usually not so long winded, but I felt like talking today. Sorry.

    Have a nice day.
     
  14. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    James, love circle hooks got three channels so far and i just set back and wait until the pole is louded. Thanks
     
  15. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    nice catfish good job
     
  16. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    Ok you got me talked into it. the next time I go out I am going to try the circle hook.:big_smile:
     
  17. buzzer_myers

    buzzer_myers New Member

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    hi well circle hooks seem to work well and get em right in the corner of the mouth but i have noticed you dont need to set your hook like a regular one just let em run and then pick her up and gently tug i am going to lake texoma this weekend and using some 13/0 circles and i will let you know how i do after the 30th when i get back
     
  18. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    Ok sure apprecate it.
     
  19. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    thats only kind i use it dont seem like you have to set the hook they usually hook there selfs
     
  20. fishrepair

    fishrepair New Member

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    ADAM, CIRCLE HOOKS ARE GREAT. THE ONE THING THAT YOU CAN'T DO IS FISH ONE POLE WITH A REGULAR HOOK AND ONE WITH A CIRCLE HOOK BECAUSE YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF SETTING THE HOOK ON BOTH AND YOU CAN;T DO THAT WITH CIRCLE HOOKS BECAUSE YOU WILL PULL THE HOOK OUT OF THEIR MOUTH. SOME DAYS YOU WILL FIND THAT THE FISH WILL BITE VERY LIGHT AND YOU WILL HAVE TO GO BACK TO A REGULAR HOOK.OTHER THAN THAT THE CIRCLE HOOKS ARE GREAT. THANKS FOR THE POST. RAY