Are they or are they not circle hook test.

Is it a Circle Hook?

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    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • #2

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • #3

    Votes: 2 5.9%
  • #4 - None of them

    Votes: 30 88.2%
  • #5 All of them

    Votes: 1 2.9%

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CELLFISH

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Hey G, they all look the same to me, if anything the shortest shank # 3...

I’ve bought gami’s and others no name brands they are extremely similar... then there are Octopus Circles and etc,... # 3... cellie...
 

Old Mud

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None, a circle hook is formed so it won't gut hook a fish. (hangnail facing the shank. ) With enough practice you can get a 9/0 4X in a 10" Whiting or Mack, complete with crimp. :)

That fella up there a ways ^^^^^^^^ has seen me do it.
 
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Roccus7

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None, a circle hook is formed so it won't gut hook a fish. (hangnail facing the shank. ) With enough practice you can get a 9/0 4X in a 10" Whiting or Mack, complete with crimp. :)

That fella up there a ways ^^^^^^^^ has seen me do it.

Actually, watching the Maestro converted me to give up trying to put the hook in the bait and switch to the Old Mud Eye Poke Rubber Band Bridle technique...
 
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Roccus7

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Is it ? Or will clam bellying be required as well...?

No, Mud was referring to his bridle system being used for fishing live macks, whiting, pogies, herring, etc. for BFT. He doesn't bridle dead bait, but uses circle hooks for all his tuna fishing.

It's really genius stuff, can quickly bridle a small mackerel for bass in less than a minute and use a 4/0 hook. To get a 4/0 circle into a live mack's back is pretty challenging at times and takes me much longer...
 

CELLFISH

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btw, anyone know what da purpose of the “ offset eye “ ... I’m not a good snell winder... cellie...

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CELLFISH

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Gives more leverage to the point. (helps roll it in).


Yes I understand that, a snell knot keeps the line in line wit da shank, but wouldn’t a knot tru the eye do the same; it’s still in line on a pull... cellie...
 

CELLFISH

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I like to use 100# mono for da leader, snelling that thick of a leader needs practice.. gotta include steel leader too, WoW... cellie...
 

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