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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:11 PM
Has anyone ever come up with a source for bulk owner hooks?? Or any of our members in Japan have a source for Owner / Cultiva hooks in wholesale / bulk?
Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:39 PM
Initially all our baits had Owner hooks but as production increased, cost saving became an issue and we went first to Tru Turn then Matzuo. A great hook, made with exceptional wire and worth every penny.
You may have to gang up with a few other members of TU to purchase in bulk. Call Owner ((714) 668-9011) and ask to speak with Kat or Dennis. Can't hurt to ask.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:37 AM
I always bought from Kat by the 1K. This is the only place they come into the USA.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:55 AM
Unless I misread something, the price for Owner in small quantity for their best saltwater treble was 2$ EACH
Anyways, I sent them a mail asking for the 1000 piece price, but somehow I cant see it being much less.
How was matzuo prices?
Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:45 PM
I buy direct from Owner in bulk and thier prices are much better then thier resale packages. I suggest you call them and find out for yourself. The worst thing that can happen is they wont sell you to you or they are to costly.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:49 PM
Matzuo hooks are far more reasonably priced and although their hooks are also chemically sharped (like Owner) the quality is not the same. Wire tinsel strength, design etc vary tremendously.
Believe it or not, hooks are a large precentage of the cost of a bait's production and that's why you see so many quality baits with crappy hooks. But to the vast majority of fishermen, if you bait carries a Gammy or Owner, it speaks volumes about the overall quality and class of bait produced. Another problem faced by a producer is many fishermen will change out the hooks anyway so why bother putting an expensive hook on a bait when it may (or may not) be discarded.
But I digress......
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:08 AM
Yeah I spoke to them. The 2/0 saltwater hooks that I am looking for are 70 cents each in orders of 250 minimum.
I am currently using VMC 9626PS which are the community favorite and are 21 cents each. I would love to get my hands on some of the owners because they look wicked; do some testing, this and that. I am still looking for the VMC's in orders or 1000 though to hopefully get the price down a bit more.
Edited by jameso321, 03 February 2009 - 04:15 AM.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:15 AM
I had allot of request and everyone wants something different.
I will take a list of hooks wanted.
I plan to get hooks in the near future but not right away so please just email me what you would like to see.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:57 PM
So......any luck? I need Owner ST41 1/0 trebles, too.
Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:55 PM
Thanks all! I haven't folloewed up on it, but would likely need to order from Japan, unless their Japanese hooks are avail. in USA as special order from Owner America...I'm looking for the double version of the stinger treble..