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Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by kyredneck, May 15, 2008.

  1. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Well, as usual, it took me long enough to even check something out; circle hooks.

    I bought some 6/0 Eagle Claw Circle Sea hooks yesterday at Walmart and replaced several J hooks on my setlines using bluegills and I basically more than doubled my catch this morning. Blows my mind.

    What's your favorite brand of circle hook? I keep reading good things about the gamatzu octopus hooks; are they better than the circle seas? I like these circle seas because they're offset.
     
  2. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    I use 6/0 Eagle Claw but I did buy some Gamagatsu but have not tried them yet. Love them circle hooks!!
     

  3. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I like the 10/0 owners the best. Also like the 11/0 frenzy's.
     
  4. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Gamakatsu makes octopus hooks and octopus circle hooks. They both have an offset hook tip but only the octopus circle is a circle, lol. The only problem I have with Gamakatsu is that you can only get the octopus up to 7/0 and the octopus circle up to 8/0, other than that, I use em and like em fine. For anything bigger I use Owner SSW circles, 9/0 and 10/0.
     
  5. Hoosier_Catman

    Hoosier_Catman New Member

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    Gamakatsu All The Way. 8/0 Circle Hooks if you're using bluegill for bait.
     
  6. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Check out Gene at WildWolf Products a BOC sponsor. Just click on my signature for the link.
     
  7. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    I use team catfish double action hooks. It looks like a circle hook but you can use it as a circle or a J hook.
     
  8. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Thanks, I will check them out. Sounds as if the sickles are good too. Are they a circle hook?
     
  9. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Just an addition but I have 10'0 Gama Octopus in my box.

    pm me for info.

    When no one is around to set the hook, there is NO better hook than a circle, specifically Gamakatsu Octopus Circle offset IMHO.
     
  10. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Hehe, i can't help but wonder if Gamakatsu could be the most misspelled word on the BOC site.

    Thanks Shawn, I probably will PM you.
     
  11. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Yes they are. I use them all the time now myself.
     
  12. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    (showin my ignorance)

    Would someone explain to me the reason/application for forward or backward slanted eyes vs straight ones?
     
  13. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    My 2 favorites are Daiichi 7/0 circle chunk lights and 8/0 gamakatsu octopus circles. The wider the gap, the better it works in my opinion. Owner hooks also makes a circle real similar to the Gama 8/0 circle.