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  1. 1. Do you believe red hooks help catch more bass?



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I'm seeing more and more red hooks in the terminal tackle at stores and websites.  I've used them some, but can't say I've seen any real difference.  Do you guys buy red hooks over the traditional?  Maybe there is some data behind it, but is seems like a matter of opinion to me.

 

 

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I have much more confidence in black or nickel, which makes a difference for me. Don't like red, mainly for worm hooks. I have a few crank baits with red back trebles.

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I'm seeing more and more red hooks in the terminal tackle at stores and websites.  I've used them some, but can't say I've seen any real difference.  Do you guys buy red hooks over the traditional?  Maybe there is some data behind it, but is seems like a matter of opinion to me.

 

Actually there are less and less. This was a fad started about a decade ago.

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Never really thought about them till one day 2 years ago...My buddy and I both fishing the same colored Senko the only difference was he had a red hook....He was catching them 3 to my one....I switched to Red hook and we were catching equal...

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I believe red hooks were to make a bleeding bait presentation, but since soft baits are offered with red flake in them anyway, I just see it as overkill. I have heard some people swear by red hooks, but I've never seen any hard evidence to prove they work better than regular hooks. 

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I like the color of them. I also think anodized blue would be a pretty cool color. I buy them because i dont think there is a price difference, they look pretty cool in my tackle box, and it gives my fishing partners excuses to make why i catch all the fish.

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I think it's a confidence thing. If you go out and slay 'em with red hooks, you'll have more confidence in using them and will be inclined to do so more regularly. Personally, I don't think there is a huge factor, as I have used both and gotten similar results. But I do not think red hooks lessen the chance of catching a bass at all.

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Actually there are less and less. This was a fad started about a decade ago.

So would this mean red hooks are a dying trend?

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Sometimes I use them If I am using a "bleeding" style shallow crankbait or Trap. I will swap out the belly treble with a red one. I am not going to say it makes a difference but it gives me confidence and I have caught alot of fish on them.

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I don't think they matter - don't hurt but don't help either.

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You need the option of "Sometimes" because sometimes Red hooks help and sometimes they do not.

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I don't know why but I like a red trailer hook on a white spinnerbait. I like red hooks for senkos too. I doubt it makes any difference but its a confidence thing.

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I don't really beleive the red hooks give any advantage.

But I'm sure they don't hurt anything. I bought several packs of red Ewgs from Walmart a few Years ago when they were on clearance and used them up. They worked as well as any other hook.

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If red works for ya, use 'em. Me? I've used 'em and don't think they make any difference. Besides, I hate when the paint chips and they become a mix of gold and red (or whatever's underneath).

 

Prefer un-painted hooks myself.

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I love to use them with my soft plastics in dingy water... I like to think that a little flash of red might help get a fish's attention.  For natural presentations in clear water, I tend to avoid them.

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Definitely a confidence thing for me. I prefer black nickel with red being a distant second place. The broze/gold hooks just look cheap and I try to change them out whenever I get the chance.

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Well whether or not it looks like a bleeding fish may be up for debate, but the fact of the matter is that bass are specially adapted to see and distinguish red and green the best. So a red hook may just draw more attention...on crankbaits, it's a plus, if not a neccessity.

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Almost every top-water bait I throw has a red treble on it's belly.  Most of my shallow cranks get the same treatment.  Light penetration plays a big part in whether or not a bass can see red and therefore I don't use them on deeper running presentations.  I honestly can't say one way or another if they attract more strikes, but since I was a kid (more than a few years ago) I'd add a splash of red paint or nail polish to the underside of my hard baits and I just bought into using red hooks. 

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I have a few red hooks that I use for bluegills. I picked them up because they were on sale. I catch just as mentioned with them as I do with the gold and silver aberdeens.

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I have used them in the past, and see no avantage to using them.

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Lots of mixed answers, so im going to chalk it up to personal preference, but when faced with the decision to buy, I don't see myself reaching for red hooks over black or nickel.

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Well, the poll is a very small sampling, but in this case perhaps representative.

At almost 3:1, most people prefer plain metal vs. red. I fish a little bit of both

simply becasuse red light wire Gamakatu are often on sale. I don't notice any

difference in terms of catching bass. My biggest issue with red hooks is that

they quickly become gold hooks!

 

 

 

 

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I don´t give a dang about the hook color, I´ve got all sorts of hooks with all sorts of colors from the traditional bronze, silver, black, gunmetal blue to chartreuse, fluorescent orange, funky blue, red ; as long as they are quality made and sharp as razors it doesn´t matter. I´ve got a bunch of red hooks and got them because they are quality brand ( Gamakatsu ), razor sharp and they were on clearance. So far I haven´t witnessed hook color made any difference in the catch ratio.

 

If you want to believe they will help you catch more fish I´m the first one to tell you should use them.

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I feel like I do not catch anymore with them, but I have a buddy who swears by them and does not use any thing else PERIOD..... He likes the "blood" look the give off

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