who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

Postby mazman » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:48 pm

4liters wrote:
chris seafarer wrote:Ok ...so kl's have been my favorite for awhile, im over them rusting in the packet...and at $14 a pack its getting out of hand for me...

So this weekend im tring owner hooks.
They look the same but wont rust as quick so im told.

I've bought the bulk packs from this guy in the past. An entire seasons worth of whiting hooks for $23 seems pretty decent.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OWNER-MUTU-L ... _7XH8IBXbg

what size do you use for whiting and have you tried the larger hooks?
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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

Postby chris srsc » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:52 pm

4liters wrote:
chris seafarer wrote:Ok ...so kl's have been my favorite for awhile, im over them rusting in the packet...and at $14 a pack its getting out of hand for me...

So this weekend im tring owner hooks.
They look the same but wont rust as quick so im told.

I've bought the bulk packs from this guy in the past. An entire seasons worth of whiting hooks for $23 seems pretty decent.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OWNER-MUTU-L ... _7XH8IBXbg


Price is great...are they any good
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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

Postby Scraglor » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:22 pm

I used to be convinced sz6 long shank hooks were the only way to fish for whiting. About march I started using 1/0 KL circles, and had 4 bag out sessions in a row. Now they are my go to hook. I still use sz6 long shanks sometimes, especially if I am hanging onto the rod, but they seem to smash the whiting just left in the holder.

I think the main thing is that you use a good quality hook with a super sharp point, and bait your hooks right so that the right amount of barb is exposed. I reckon that will make more of a difference if you arent doing it, over circles v J hooks.

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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

Postby scott__henning » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:25 pm

This guy loves the circle hooks
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So does this guy
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And so does this guy
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Him too
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circles are the way to go, wouldn't use any other hook tbh.

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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

Postby Marty.A » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:56 pm

Anyone used them for fresh water ?? I'm sure my Whiting circles would be ok for that might try them out next time I go out.

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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

Postby 4liters » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:02 pm

Marty.A wrote:Anyone used them for fresh water ?? I'm sure my Whiting circles would be ok for that might try them out next time I go out.

Yeah, I've caught a carp and some redfin on circles
mazman wrote:what size do you use for whiting and have you tried the larger hooks?

With Owner Mutu circles size 6 is about right. Their 1/0s are just a bit big. I've got a whiting on a 5/0 before though.
chris seafarer wrote:
Price is great...are they any good

Yeah, they're sharp and they don't rust much. They're the same as the Owner hooks you'd buy in a tackle shop, they're just in a bulk pack.
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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

Postby mazman » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:04 pm

Thanks Ian, might have to grab myself some for whiting
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Re: who uses circle hook and what you think of them?

Postby marckyg123 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:29 am

I have been using circle hooks on Flathead to stop them swallowing the hooks and apparently using circle hooks on snapper makes it less likley for released snapper to die.


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