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Owner ST41 Treble Hooks
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:29 AM
Looking to buy #2, #1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0 treble hooks in bulk. I have found the small packs on-line for $4.99. Does anybody know where I can purchase the bulk packs (25 or 50) for a better price???? Thanks in advance.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:39 PM
They don't sell Owners. I think you have to go to Owners direct, and have a resale number, to buy direct from them.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:42 PM
Tim- I have searched the planet for Owner and Gamakatsu hooks and trebles in 50 -100 packs, and the best I could find was packs of ten at around 60-80c each, so have reverted to VMC which can be got anywhere in boxes of 50 - 100.
I would like to see a bend/break test on some of these 'trendy' hooks, @ twice the price I bet they are not twice as strong as the old favourites and probably lucky to be 10%, in fact I suspect their strength probably inversely proportional to the publicity they get from the pros etc. Yeah, I'm a sceptic.pete
Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:48 AM
I used some owners and was very disapointed with them, I straigthened a hook on the treble out and i went to bend it back and it broke off! I have had better luck with mustads and gamagatzus,I can straighten them out and i can bend them back with no issues..
I have VMC's now because they are way easier to get in bulk and so far they have done well on bass for me. I still need to put them through the topwater season for wiper tho8O. If they can pass that then they are good hooks for me8).
Posted 24 May 2009 - 01:58 PM
Haz, The best freshwater hooks I have found are Gamakatsu 474 round bend trebles. They are very consistent in quality - sticky sharp (much sharper than VMC) and stay that way through considerable abuse. Guys have different opinions about what's important in a treble hook. Some look for thick wire and wide or in-turned gaps to hold fish after they bite. My opinion is let me get a tempered medium wire round bend hook in them securely and I won't have to worry much about all the rest. I use VMC short shank hooks where needed and I like the design of the VMC In-Line trebles. But I almost always use Gamakatsu on the baits I fish. BTW, I do think the VMC 8650 Permasteel saltwater hooks are superior to most brands because they are sharp out of the box. It gripes me to have to sharpen a saltwater hook because I know it will rust instantly after removing the anti-corrosion coating.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:16 AM
Thank you all, for your feedback. I have finally made up my mind, I think, no wait, maybe I should, no, I'll just.... All kidding aside, these are great leeds. I picked up some owner ST36 black nickle & they sure look nice on the baits, but again, kinda pricey. The VMC short shank sound like a good deal, to me. Thanks again.