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I've been using Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp 3/0 and 4/0 hooks for many years, most recently on my frogs and this past week lost a nice snakehead because the hook bent... the first time in my life this happened.

A buddy swears by the fairly expensive Beast ($4.00 each) hooks, but I was thinking of Gamakatsu or Mustad Ultra Point Mega-Bite in 4/0 which are both more palatable price wise.

I'm not one to put a $3.00 frog on a $4.00 hook and in the dense stuff we fish in and lose one or two a day.

So, anyone have experience with tough fish and the Gamakatsu and Mustad hooks above? Any other suggestions?

 

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I use the Eagle Claw hooks and haven't had one bent even by large catfish but the Gamakatsu Superline hooks is where I'd look if you want another strong option. 

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Would I be wrong in suggesting a Berkley Fusion Hook of some type. 

 

I got hung up in the hype of those at the end last season and picked up 2/0, 3/0 & 4/0 versions. Not the super duty though. 

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I fish in gnarly stuff with braid.  Use Gamakatsu.  Superline is for...superlines.

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I use Gamakatsu hooks for everything except punching and not because they won't hold up. 

Their superline hook is one of the strongest hooks you can buy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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another vote for Gamakatsu 

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HamamatsuHamamatsu

Ga makatiGa makati

2 minutes ago, flatcreek said:

HamamatsuHamamatsu

Ga makatiGa makati

Something wrong on computer  meant gamakatsu

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Don't know how that happened? I submitted gamakatsu  and that  showed up

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Gamakatsu Superline 😉

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Gama4Life

But you can't go wrong with any of the premium brand hooks.

I have some Eagle Claw Razor Sharp spinnerbait trailer hooks I've been using and reusing for years and they're still sharper than the baits I'm putting them on.

2 hours ago, flatcreek said:

HamamatsuHamamatsu

Ga makatiGa makati

Something wrong on computer  meant gamakatsu

LOL

Rattamahatta

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Gamakatsu has always served me well. I use owner jungle for heavywire 

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4 minutes ago, the reel ess said:

Gama4Life

But you can't go wrong with any of the premium brand hooks.

I have some Eagle Claw Razor Sharp spinnerbait trailer hooks I've been using and reusing for years and they're still sharper than the baits I'm putting them on.

LOL

Rattamahatta

Old I- pad   Button sticks for some reason lol or fat fingered the heck out of it i guess

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Thx all. I ordered a pack of Gamakatsu 5/0 superline.

 

I'm fishing 50+ years and never had a hook bend like the Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp 4/0 on this snakehead this last week. Then again, I've never fished for snakehead before last year and nothing I've caught in double or more the size / weight of a 10 pound snakehead that fight like this.

 

I'll be better armed next week. Thx again!

 

 

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