Stainless Hooks or Bronze

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by orion_xxvx, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    The argument can be made for use of either. Bronze rust easily and if you have your line break will rust away in couple of weeks. Hopefully fish wont die. Stainless on other hand dont seem as sharp to me. Whats your thoughts?
     
  2. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    I use bronze when fishing in lakes. And I use stainless in rivers. the bronze don't seem as strong to me and the lakes I fish here do not produce the big fish that I use stainless to catch.
     

  3. wayne1967

    wayne1967 New Member

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    I use SS because no matter how hard I try my hooks seem to get wet and rust.
     
  4. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    I use stainless because they are stronger hooks
     
  5. BigCatter54

    BigCatter54 New Member

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    All my hooks are stainless, stronger hook, and when you are targeting large blues and flats on trotlines you need a strong hook.
     
  6. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    stainless it is:big_smile: rollo
     
  7. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    I use stainless and most stainless are very sharp if you buy the top brands like eagle claw, mustads, etc. But, I also check them and sharpen them if needed.
     
  8. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i always use stainless, and sharpen them if they aren't sharp enough right out of the box. i don't use bronze anything anymore, because they bend too easily and rust real quick. you can throw a few grains of silica gel in each of your hook compartment to combat this, but the strength issue is always an issue!
     
  9. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    what is it the black ones are like gamma circles, nickel plated i think. i perfer them they stay sharp and the points usually dont bend. yea nickel plated:wink:
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I have allways used stainless,till a few years ago,I switched because of the thought of a fish swimming around with a hook in it that wouldnt rust away.
     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Never stainless, always bronze.
     
  12. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    I like bronze but there not as strong as steel.
     
  13. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    I like the bronze
    especially on my lures
     
  14. LakeHoustoncatkiller

    LakeHoustoncatkiller New Member

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    Stainless all the way. The bronze always end up getting wet and rusting.
     
  15. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    Bronze all the way, even when I used to fish in Florida a lot. I've never liked the stainless or chromed hooks for anything. Well, I guess I should say I like dull colored hooks, as some hooks have a black or blue finish.
     
  16. crowriveramateur

    crowriveramateur New Member

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    stainless with yellow coating
     
  17. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I dont keep any fish anymore these days. Its not a political thing or for any other reason, I actually prefer salt water fish at my table or salmon which arent native to Las Vegas. If anyone wants to keep a few eaters thats just fine with me, as long as they dont go to waste. I wont use stainless hooks because I feel the fish will die due to stress because it will not dislodge. Thats my story and Im sticking to it. :wink: