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Discussion in 'Center Pin Fishing' started by dirtyfisheyes187, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. dirtyfisheyes187

    dirtyfisheyes187

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    Looking for a good hook to hold these kings. Been loosing a lot of fish due to poor hooks. I’m using straight shanked hooks because that’s what they recommend. I’ve used several brands since spring and have yet to find one that’s half way decent. Should I go back to my mustad 92141? Any ideas. Never lost so many fish on these new hooks I’m using.
     
  2. AdamBradley

    AdamBradley

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    A great skein hook is gami 2/0 octopus. They are just within the legal bounds on most rivers (not good on Platt) Never failed me.
     
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  3. flyrodder46

    flyrodder46

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    You don't say what is happening, broken, bent or just not hooking up. A octopus style hook is probably the best type, they have a up turned eye, and work great for tying an egg loop for skein. My personal preference is the Gami in 1-2/0 sizes, but most manufactures have a octopus style hook.

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  4. dirtyfisheyes187

    dirtyfisheyes187

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    I mean I’m hooking up and fighting fish for 2-3 minuets then out comes the hook not even a breakoff even though I’ve had some of them too. This is the second brand of hooks I’ve failed to like
     
  5. rbarta

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    Second the Gami 2/0 octopus hook. They are easy to find, cheap and won't bend out on you
     
  6. fishjump

    fishjump

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    X510 XPoint Steelhead Egg Hook, it's a 3x hook. Very strong!
     
  7. flyrodder46

    flyrodder46

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    If your are coming "unbuckled" that usually means that your hook is not penetrating and/or you are not keeping pressure on the fish thus allowing it to go free.
    #1 Make sure that your hooks are good an sharp and of good quality, with a turned up eye.
    #2 Using an inline type of knot also helps, ie. the egg loop, snell knot.
    #3 Always keep pressure on the fish.
    Here is a link to a great site for knots. https://www.netknots.com/

    Good luck on the future.
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  8. 1302berkey

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    Owner SSW cutting point hooks. They're an octopus up eye 3x hook never had one bend and they are very sticky.
     
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  9. REG

    REG

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    Another vote for gami's, Owner makes a good hook too. Another tip when using skein is to watch for instances where the membrane snot will cover the hook point, especially when using a big glob and smaller hooks. Correct immediately.
     
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  10. Firdog

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    Raven or blood run. Might be pulling out cause fish are deteriorating lol