hooks rusting - finish / material selections

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by Eddie Mullins, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Eddie Mullins

    Eddie Mullins New Member

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    Picked up some bronze 7/0 kahles before my trip last week. Darn things were starting to rust after a night of fishing :angry: .

    I got what they had on hand, but have probably bought my last bronze hook, unless its for bream, etc..

    I've got a few red hooks that have held up well, Stainless is an obvious choice, but are there some other good finishes? What is the material / finish of choice for hooks that will hold up to many hours use?
     
  2. catter62

    catter62 New Member

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    Stainless have gotten real expensive but I keep comin back to em. I just try to take care of em and not get em snagged and lost. I have tried about all of em and some are better than others but they all rust too quick once you sharpen em and get through the finish.
     

  3. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    Something that's got a coating on it for saltwater.
     
  4. BigCatter54

    BigCatter54 New Member

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    Try the Tru-Turn hooks, I use the 9/0's and they wrok great.

    Chad
     
  5. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    You could spray them with WD40, i'm told its a good fish attractant