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Best Tube hook?


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#1 Fishohio

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Posted May 18 2010 - 10:50 AM

I'm an avid tube fisher. I'm usin the XPS magnum widegap in 2/0 and 3/0 to throw 3.5 and 4" tubes (BPS).

Sunday i took my boys to the pond to play around and caught alot of LMB's 2-4pnds, but I missed quite a few on the hookset, ounce I hooked em I didn't loose um but in a tournament I would of been pulling my hair out! >;)

Was just wondering what hooks you all use for tubes. I usually T-Rig them as I fish mostly laydowns,brush and pretty thick cover.Any suggestions would be appreciated Thanks.

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#2 Marty

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Posted May 18 2010 - 06:58 PM

You can't necessarily assume the brand of hook was responsible for the problems. I don't know why any good sharp hook of the right size shouldn't be capable of solid hooksets.

As to size, it may just be my personal preference, but I wouldn't be comfortable with those sizes. At a minimum, I use wide-gap 3/0 and 4/0 on 3.5" and 4" tubes, respectively.

Assuming your hooks are sharp, I think upsizing would get you better results than another brand.
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#3 ToledoEF

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Posted May 18 2010 - 07:08 PM

I like using Gamakatsu G Lock Hooks in 3/0 for texas rigging!

#4 Fishohio

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Posted May 18 2010 - 10:18 PM

Thanks fellas, I think i'm going to try the 4/0. Didn't know if anyone might be havin the same problem with XPS hooks. There deceint especially for the price! Seem plenty sharp. I did pick up a small bag of gammys g-lock today just to see if there's any difference.

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Posted May 18 2010 - 10:21 PM

I like the Gamakatsu skip gap hooks.
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#6 riverat

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Posted May 19 2010 - 09:04 AM

I have been using the Mustad Big Mouth Tube Hook for tubes for the past 3-4 years and have no complaints. I use the 3/0 for 4" tubes and the 4/0 for 4 1/2" and 5" tubes.