Gamakatsu octopus circle hooks

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by Fishermancat1, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Fishermancat1

    Fishermancat1 Member

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    Would octopus circles catch flatheads on the lake bottom. They look like really sturdy hooks. Or do i need to get another style of hook?
     
  2. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    I've used them in the past and never really had a problem with them.
     

  3. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    John, I don't target flatheads as much as blues, but the gama octopus circles are some of the best circles as far as I'm concerned.
     
  4. bushwack

    bushwack New Member

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    in my opinion,,, leave the circles out, just use 9 or 10 octopus, i tried the circles, lost over half my fish
     
  5. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    You do have to have alot of patience when using circles. If you have not used them before I suggest you tie your hands down to the boat. LOL. Thats what I had to do the first few times using them.
     
  6. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    I have caught lots of flatheads with them and never had too many problems in which the hook was at fault. Several members on here that dont like them use the 10/0 King Kahle hooks.
     
  7. screamnclickersc

    screamnclickersc New Member

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    I use the 8/0 Gamakatsu circles in rivers & the 6/0 nautilus style in lakes-no complaints here.I said it before on here,I don't trust the kahle style hooks.
     
  8. coolarrow2

    coolarrow2 New Member

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    I do not like circle hooks. I use Kahle hooks for pole fishing, they have never let me down.
     
  9. Catbird

    Catbird New Member

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    I use the Octopus circles 8/0. One of the best hooks in my opinion. As said before....patience....patience....patience...lol
     
  10. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    The octopus circles are a great hook. They will work fine for your need. I use them and love them. But like others have said it takes alot of patiences. If you are one that grabs the pole on every bite they ain't for you. Just let them take the bait. When you think your pole can't bend any more then reel em' in. And DO NOT try to set the hook.
     
  11. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    I prefer the octopus hooks over the circle.
     
  12. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Yes, They Work Well.
     
  13. mtrimble

    mtrimble New Member

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    With gamu's I think the gap opens up too wide. They will catch alot of sticks and hook alot of wood if your fishing in heavy cover. Once those gamu octo circles hook a tree limb they dig deep into the wood. If your fishing the open water then you shouldn't have trouble. I do think there are much better circle hook designs than those. My favorite is Matzuo circle hook. It is by far the sharpest hook ive seen and it doesn't hang on brush like the gamu does.
     
  14. CATFISHPAT

    CATFISHPAT New Member

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    If you understand the hook it will make it alot easyer to use,The octopus Cir hooh is just about the best hook out there ,But it is all about what do you trust!!!! If you dont trust it then your not going to be abole to kick back and enjoy your day or night so you need to find the hook that works for you...hook-em-up and have a great time...Patrick....
     
  15. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    I just wished that Gamakatsu would make them in the 10/0 and 12/0 sizes
     
  16. CATFISHPAT

    CATFISHPAT New Member

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    Bass pro shop has Gamakatsu Octopus Cir in 8/0 and 10/0 here in oklahoma city Iv got some........Take your check Book with ya.........
     
  17. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    Gamakatsu hooks are all I use. I racked up on several sizes a while back. Try to keep a good stock pile of them. They are good hooks.