RED FISHING HOOKS -- IS IT A SCAM?

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by Catfish_Commando, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    bluejay Well-Known Member

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  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Paul,
    I left you a comment as I've given them a fair trial side by side with the other colors. Read my comment to find out my opinion.....:wink::big_smile:
     
  4. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Personally I like to use red line so it disappears under water in conjunction with red hooks to create a feeding frenzy!

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  5. Pacman

    Pacman New Member

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    I have more luck with wire brass hooks for panfish, but I doubt that it really matters in water deeper than 6 ft. The metals that take the red dye well seem to be more brittle and more likely to break. I think the red hooks are better at catching fishermen than fish.
     
  6. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I have said this many times before and will say it again. Red hooks are suppose to attrack and red line is suppose to dissapear. :crazy:
     
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  8. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    How sharp a hook is and what you put on it are more important than the color. I think red hooks are fine, but if I can get the same size and style hook for cheaper just because it isn't red, then that's what I'll do :big_smile:.
     
  9. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    YES

    RED LINE ABSORBS LIGHT MAKING IT INVISABLY
    RED HOOKS REFLECT LIGHT ATTRACTING FISH TO YOUR BAIT.... BUT I DONT CARE ABOUT NEITHER ONE......

    i love cajun red line (not for the disapearing thing ) and use small red trebles( they were cheap at kmart) when carp fishing but i dont use red hooks for anything else
     
  10. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    I own 100 red Gamakatsu Octopus Circle 8/0 with no offset and 12/0 nickel plated Octopus and 8/0 Octopus circle regular color with an offset. I notice absolutely no difference in the amount of bites between the hooks. Over the past season and a half I have often used all 3 during the same outing depending upon bait and method of presentation.
     
  11. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i bought some red hooks for channel cats just because the man didnt have the black ones and ive found that the red wears off just from baiting and unbaiting my hooks.underneith the red is a plain old gold hook.i cant see any difference in the hook after it is all gold or if its brand new with all the red still on it.
     
  12. justwannano

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    I'm thinking it makes about as much sense as buying a red plastic catfish worm and then stuffing it into a sticky smelly goo that completely covers the plastic worm.
     
  13. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    So do red hooks.. Every wavelength gets absorbed except the red wavelengths they get reflected. That is how we see color and all. The reflected wavelength we see is the color of the object. Unless the object absorbs all colors then it's "black" and if it reflects all colors then it's "white". Just a little insight on how things work.
     
  14. crazy

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    My opinion on the subject is this. Have you ever taken a pair of pliers to a red hook? How long did that red paint stay on.. maybe about as long as it took to remove the pliers from the hook. I have more gold gooks then I do red. As far as the red line being more invisible, why not just use fluorocarbon if you want invisible fishing line.
     
  15. Bambu

    Bambu New Member

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    personally i havent seen a difference, but i do try to keep them sharp. the red spectrum is one of the first to go in water, why they say its invisible line, as far as red hooks most fish dont see in color, jmo
     
  16. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    I tied a bunch of bucktail jigs with red and bronze hooks and didn't notice any difference in the catch ratio. I'll stick with bronze.
     
  17. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    I prefer the red hooks so that I can see them more easily when I drop them on the ground. In my experience, hook color has had no effect on the bite.

    -- Rich