Hook color preference

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by Zing, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Zing

    Zing Member

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    I am new to BOC and was wondering if anyone has noticed a differance in the color of hooks that they have used. I really like the red one (1st), bronze (2nd), silver as a last choice. What are your opinons on this?
     
  2. dewboy24us

    dewboy24us New Member

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    welcome to the BOC. color of the hook doesn't matter as much as how sharp it is. but the red ones do look cool...lol.
     

  3. littlebigman

    littlebigman New Member

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    I dont think color really madders but i have cought a lot of fish on red hooks. I think it is how sharp the hook is and not the color :)
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    First of all and foremost....Welcome to the BOC!!!!

    Now to your hook question!
    Red hooks are just that, RED! They are designed to catch fishermen (eye catcher)
    Bronze hooks are to thin and wirey, Not strong enough and are easily straightened by large fish!
    Stainless(silver) hooks are very tough and if you can find a brand that has sharp stainless hooks. Eagleclaw makes a good one.
    I use 7/0 to 10/0King Kahles, all eagleclaw. If the fish are hammering the bait, I will sometimes use a dreaded circle hook in a Gamma 8/0.
     
  5. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Rich. I've tried mixing up the colors, and it made no differnce to me.:doubt::0a22:
     
  6. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    MY question for red hooks is well if you buy the cajun red line it says on the package that red is the first color to disapeer under water. So why do hooks come red wouldnt they just disapeer under the water also . Just a thought.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Richard welcome to the BOC!
     
  8. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!!!!
     
  9. neal

    neal New Member

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    Welcome to the B.O.C. Richard! I like the stainless,but them red ones are pretty. Good Luck!
     
  10. neal

    neal New Member

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    Welcome to the B.O.C. Forrest!:0a18:Good Luck to ya!
     
  11. robbor

    robbor New Member

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    The red on red hooks dont last, my gamakatsu's get beat up fast. Ive fished red,silver, and black nickel. I try to only buy the black nickel now if I can get them.
     
  12. wormduck

    wormduck New Member

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    welcome to the BOC........


    know the hook question. if the hook is stainless it dont make a difference because they a stronger and most of the time hold a good sharp point.
     
  13. kingdawes

    kingdawes New Member

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    I think that mark has something there. I was reading an article the other day and it said that red will disapear in water after like 10 to 20 feet. Now the article was about line but more so about the color of the line. That would lead one to believe that a red hook is less visible to a fish at a certain depth than another color would be. So I guess having said that I would choose red hooks. Another fisherman caught Ha Ha Ha
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Re hooks vs Red line. Hooks are a solid and light cannot penitrate a solid. However the light goes through the line causing it to disappear. Test shows the cajun red line to disappear at about three feet. I hope this helps.:big_smile:
     
  15. Zing

    Zing Member

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    Thanks for all the replys, I have not read about the red line although, my son (littlebigman), loves it. There could be something to say about the light being able to pass through the line vs the hook. I quess when it all comes down to it, if it is working stay with it. maybe one day or month I will experment with the differant colors and post the results.
     
  16. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    There was a time when there werent any color hooks except bronze and tinned and stainless ,the old timers always caught fish on whatever was available to them at the time,go figure
     
  17. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    Welcome to BOC,

    I would say the most important thing is to first choose a hook that will handle the job...Second, choose a hook to "your" liking, because you've got to have confidence in your equipment before you come to the third thing....Master whatever equipment is your favorite.....Just my opinion....Dwight
     
  18. Goldenshinner

    Goldenshinner New Member

    red for sure. the color makes me happy. in the river i would realy doubt that it is even visable, but for lakes Definitely.
     
  19. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    I have read that the red hooks may appear to be blood on bait fish. predators such as larger fish are attracted to wounded prey and the red hooks may actually cause a fish to strike the bait.. personally I just like the color !!
     
  20. stuart

    stuart New Member

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    Welcome. I am new here myself.

    I would have to agree that the color is not as important as how sharp it is.