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Anyone try/use Trapper Hooks?

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These hooks have an interesting concept. I believe that they have a 90' degree bend so that once a fish is hooked it can't throw the hook and get off. I wonder if anyone has tried them yet and if so, what you think about them.

 

 

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Bought a pack a while back. I can't say for sure yet as I only used them for one outing but every fish I caught( 5 or 6) were hooked in the top of the mouth. Right in the hard stuff. 

 

Could of been a fluke or it could be from the design, I can't say for sure until I use them again

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10 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

Bought a pack a while back. I can't say for sure yet as I only used them for one outing but every fish I caught( 5 or 6) were hooked in the top of the mouth. Right in the hard stuff. 

 

Could of been a fluke or it could be from the design, I can't say for sure until I use them again

 

 

So is hooked in the hard stuff bad I assume?

 

 

Maybe they are made to hook in the hard stuff so the hook can't backout.....?

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I've tried them on several outings. I had a larger than normal percentage of missed hooksets with these hooks. I remember one day I was flipping laydowns during prespawn, had around ten bites and only landed two. I believe the problem is that the plastic DOESN'T slide down the gap like it's supposed to. Instead, it gets trapped in there and prevents deep penetration most of the time. I read good things about them, but I don't share that opinion.

 

I think as a treble and drop shot hook it'll be quite effective, but I'm not sold on them for Texas rigs. 

 

My my most successful hook is still a 3/0 straight shank for flipping/pitching. I'm all about innovation and I think these guys are onto something. But I think their offset style misses the mark.

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14 minutes ago, Megastink said:

I've tried them on several outings. I had a larger than normal percentage of missed hooksets with these hooks. I remember one day I was flipping laydowns during prespawn, had around ten bites and only landed two. I believe the problem is that the plastic DOESN'T slide down the gap like it's supposed to. Instead, it gets trapped in there and prevents deep penetration most of the time. I read good things about them, but I don't share that opinion.

 

I think as a treble and drop shot hook it'll be quite effective, but I'm not sold on them for Texas rigs. 

 

My my most successful hook is still a 3/0 straight shank for flipping/pitching. I'm all about innovation and I think these guys are onto something. But I think their offset style misses the mark.

 

 

What about a bait hooked like this with an Owner CPS, do you think the single hook would work well?

 

 

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I think it'll work well in any open hook presentation. I'm not sure that it'll work BETTER than other hooks.

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I signed up for the samples like a year ago.I never received them.Still haven't tried them but ill stick to my Owner twist locks and flippin hooks.

 

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3 hours ago, tcbass said:

 

 

So is hooked in the hard stuff bad I assume?

 

 

Maybe they are made to hook in the hard stuff so the hook can't backout.....?

There are pro's and con's both ways. The con being if you don't get a good hook set you may not penetrate, but the pro is that when I see a bass hooked in the roof of the mouth I'm not too worried about the hook coming back out

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