Kahle hooks for saltwater?

Discussion in 'Salt Water Fishing' started by peewee williams, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

    Does anyone use Kahle hooks for saltwater fishing?If you do,What size and what kind of fish?Thanks.peewee
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I thought about it several times but never have. I think its Eagle claw that makes a nickel plated kahle for saltwater, but I can't swear to that. I use regular J-hooks size 4 long shank (cricket) hooks are a 7/0 seacircle when I go.

  3. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

    Andrews, SC
    I use them quite a bit, also circle hooks. The 'flounder' hook used by a lot of salt water anglers for years now is nothing more that a kahle hook, they just didn't call it that when they first came out. lol From what I've read, circle hooks also were developed for saltwater use originally.
  4. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

    North Carolina
    Circles were first developed by long liners to limit the amount of fish coming off hooks. And for most uses that's that way I go for fishing cut or live bait. However, if you are fishing a moving rig, such as a fluke rig with a spinner blade, and teaser skirt in front of a mullet or other baitfish, the wide gap and exposed tip of the kahles works out best.
  5. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

    North Texas
    next time you are in a large tackle store that has both fresh and saltwater tackle, take a look at a "croaker" hook (I think both mustad & eagle claw make them) ... you would think you are looking at kahle's twin.