stainless steel hooks

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Poppa, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    We all know sometimes when a fish is hooked real deep in its throat
    it is more harmful to try to remove the hook than it is to leave it and
    cut the line. Sometime a fish breaks off and we never see where he
    was hooked. What I am trying to get to is, would it be better for us
    to use blue steel hooks that would rust and de-solve in time instead
    of stainless hooks that never go away. I am going to order some hooks
    in bulk and have been wrestling with this question for days. What is
    your opinion.
     
  2. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    No stainless here just for that reason.
     

  3. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I agree. Besides I can't afford the stainless.:smile2:
     
  4. NJ CLAD

    NJ CLAD New Member

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    No stainless for me! I leave a lot of hooks.
     
  5. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I do not use stanless steel:wink:
     
  6. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    No stainless
     
  7. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    No stainless hooks here either. Even in the Saltwater, most tournaments prohibit the use of them.
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Me too. :cool2:
     
  9. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    The only time I use stainless steel hooks is on trotlines that I plan to leave in the water for weeks at a time.
     
  10. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    No stainless steel hooks here either. Never used them and cant afford them.
     
  11. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    No stainless steel hooks here either. Never used them and cant afford them.
     
  12. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    :crazy:
     
  13. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    I use stainless on occasion. I think that even if the hook is left in the fish it will eventually come out. Kind of like a splinter that has gotten under the skin, the body will push it out. Even with the barb, the effected area around would "rot" away,for lack of better word, and release the hook.
    I mainly use just plain steel because it is easier for me to sharpen, but i do not think that hooks in flesh will be there permanent no matter what they are made of.
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I don't use stainless for the reason you posted. Good awareness post.