Gamakatsu Catfish Hooks?

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by CJ21, May 21, 2009.

  1. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I am wondering is Gamakatsu Catfish Hooks any good? I am thinking about trying the Gamakatsu Catfish Hook Assortment 20 Pack. My current Eagle Claw Hooks does not do the job.
     
  2. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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    I bought 10 cards of the Gamakatsu catfish assortment hooks from Wal-Mart last summer when they went on the clearance rack for $4.00. It had a red 8/0 circle, a black 6/0 circle, 4/0 kahle, and a 1/0 baitholder hook. All of the styles are good hooks; sharp and strong.
     

  3. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    They're good, but in my opinion the Team Catfish hooks are better.
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    IMO, Gamakatsu are the BEST hooks on the market!!! They are super sharp out of the package and tough as heck!!! You just look at them and they'll stick you...:eek:oooh::smile2:
    I promise you won't be sorry if you get them. I have nothing but good things to say about them and a lot of guys I fish with will say the same.
    I also love Eagle Claw Khale hooks, 6/0-10/0. They are sharp and tough as well. I use the E.C. Khales most of the time because of the quality & price.:wink:
    The Team Catfish Double Action hooks are great hooks also. You can use them like circles or cross the fishes eyes.:cool2:
    You can't go wrong with any of the above!!!:wink::cool2:
     
  5. Crucial

    Crucial New Member

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    Have to agree with CatfishJohn on this one; 99% of the hooks in my tackle box right now are Gama's... it's, IMHO the best brand hook across the board. There are very good hooks that cost more (Like VMC) but don't deliver MORE for the money. I've long hated Eagle Claw and won't use them but that's just me again.

    I haven't used the "catfish assortment" but looking at it I'd say it provides you with a very practical, and efficient array of hook options.
     
  6. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    I love em, there are alot of good hooks out there, but they will serve you well.
     
  7. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    i think there awsome there about the sharpest hooks you can find.diachi makes a few styles that are good and the team catfish double action hooks are good as well.
     
  8. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    gamas for cut bait tightlining, king kaels for live, bait, with clikers or tightlinigh i use both, dont think ones beter than the other but if your tightlining, gamas, dont frespool circals, u miss alot
     
  9. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    there was another post on the site a while back where I was saying that the best hooks I have used are the Gamakatsu 8/0 hooks. I found some at wal mart once and they never stocked tham again!
     
  10. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    I love the Gammas.I have about 75 of em in my tackle box right now. I use the 8/0 and 6/0 circles for cattin and the 6/0 Gamma kahles for live bait fishing for bass and drum. You'll not find a better hook for the price.
     
  11. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    gamas for me also 80 % of the time and kahles are 2nd and still use kahles in some situations .

    i dont feel ya can beat gamas for the money if ya shop around ya can get great deals on them in large quanity packs .

    be a cold day in ....... when i ever pay a dollar a hook on some of the other brands .

    i have found and bought gamas in quanity packs as cheap as 20 cents a hook . infact a couple years ago i got a 100 count of 8/0 circle gamas for 18.95 thats hard to beat in my opinion for that sharp and strong of hook .
     
  12. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    I bought some of those Cards awhile back, and the only ones I tried, were the 8/0 Red circles, first circles I used, and the only circles I've tried.,,,. the rest of them (in the Card) are too small in my opinion,for the types of bait I use for Flatheads..
    ,I found if I straightened the non-fish hooking curved point, to point at the eye,,,, they'd actually catch a fish,,, Now, that would be a hook to buy,,
    But, quality wise,, they're great. Sharp, tough,, and pretty , too!!
    I mainly use king kahles, 7/0-10/0, they work the best for me... or Gama 7/0 octopus,,. Circles just don't,, fit,,, in my tacklebox,:wink: very well.
    Good luck, they are a quality product, and may do the job you require.
     
  13. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Since I fish with Nightclawer, Livers, Minnows, Live Bream, and Cut Bream. I think this pack with cover my needs.
     
  14. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I do tightline on the bottom 90% of the time.
     
  15. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    There a great hook. WE have them in stock in 8/0. I use them for people in my boat that does not fish much, as they can catch fish on them .
    I Use them and Sickle hooks.
    Pete
     
  16. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    Gammas are some of the best hooks out there.The Team Catfish double action hook is an great also and both are priced good.
     
  17. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    8/0 gama octopus circles can't be beat:wink:
     
  18. Flamekeeper

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    This is what I have in my bag right now, bought some sickles earlier, gave the #7's to my Bro's step son..I'll explain why later.

    The Gamakatsu has to be the strongest, sharpest hook out of the pack $$$ can buy , Ive caught over 100 fish on a single hook and it was still sharp enough to stick into my fingernail. JMHO..

    (has anybody ever had one straightened out by a fish or snag?)
     

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  19. juniors

    juniors New Member

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    gamma's are far the best hooks out of any with exception the diachie's which i hear alot of you saying team catfish hooks are good, i guess you don't realize there overprized diacchie's but yeah diachhies are good, but the gamma's stand for imagonnagatcha cats best out there
     
  20. marcusbigdaddy1

    marcusbigdaddy1 New Member

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    I have used the gamakatsy circles, and the octopus. ive lost more fishon the circles than ive cought. I do think the gam octopus is the best hook out there. its all I use any more