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Vmc Vs. Trokar Flipping Hooks

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Hey guys, 

 

Just wondering what your opinions and thoughts are on these hook sizes. I know that there isn't a general standard for power and action in the rod industry; every companies taper, action, power is always a little different. I always thought that there was a standard in hooks though? Seems like the VMC is a little longer. 

 

On my first day of fishing the VMC hook, the bait keeper broke... hoping that was just a fluke and that it's not a reoccurring issue. I would stick with the Trokar ones, but they are so expensive... I ordered 4 15 packs of trokar hooks from TW  when they were having a sale, but TW says they won't have any in stock to send me until May  :cry4: Therefore, I can't justify buying more Trokar hooks when they are double the price of the VMC hooks. 

 

 

Here are a couple of pictures: 

 

Left: Trokar 

Right: VMC

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Top: Trokar 

Bottom: VMC 

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Left: VMC

Right: Trokar

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Front: VMC

Back: Trokar

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Left: Trokar 

Right: VMC

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VMC broken hook keeper:

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Trokar might be more expensive, but honestly how often do you really loose a hook?

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Trokar might be more expensive, but honestly how often do you really loose a hook?

Fishing around zebra mussels I can easily go though 6-12 a day, and most of our lakes have zebra mussels now. That's why I don't buy Trokar or tungsten weights. I'm not a fan of the straight shank, flipping style of hook but the new Ike approved HD wide gap VMCs are very sharp and very strong. 

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Have you tried the Gami or Mustad ones?  They look almost identical to those.

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I gave up on Trokar because it tore my plastics to all heck. Especially punching in garbage despite the fact they are crazy sharp and penetrate easily.  I went to Denny Brauer (Mustad) flipping hooks and couldn't be happier with those.  Haven't tried the VMC's but they get decent reviews.  

 

I still have a few Trokar and for some reason to me, it looks like yours is bent inward too much. I don't recall mine being like that.

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Fishing around zebra mussels I can easily go though 6-12 a day, and most of our lakes have zebra mussels now. That's why I don't buy Trokar or tungsten weights. I'm not a fan of the straight shank, flipping style of hook but the new Ike approved HD wide gap VMCs are very sharp and very strong. 

I can honestly say there are no zebra mussels in any of the lakes or rivers I fish, the only time I usually loose a lure/hook is when a big pike or musky slam them, and obviously the occasional snag.

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I gave up on Trokar because it tore my plastics to all heck. Especially punching in garbage despite the fact they are crazy sharp and penetrate easily.  I went to Denny Brauer (Mustad) flipping hooks and couldn't be happier with those.  Haven't tried the VMC's but they get decent reviews.  

 

I still have a few Trokar and for some reason to me, it looks like yours is bent inward too much. I don't recall mine being like that.

I compared it to the rest of my Trokar hooks---it's not bent in anymore than the ones I haven't used. 

 

Have you tried the Gami or Mustad ones?  They look almost identical to those.

I will give the Mustad ones a try! Thanks for that. 

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