Best B/n Treble Hook For Crankbaits
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:20 PM
What is the best "Black Nickel" Treble hook for crankbaits? I'm looking at buy some in bulk but don't want to buy the wrong thing. I need size #4 and #6's. Thanks
Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:18 PM
Well the best treble hooks are Owner Hooks but they are super expensive. Gamakatsu are kinda expensive too. I use Mustad and Eagle Claw and they seem to work really well and are not to expensive to buy in bulk.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:49 PM
Gamakatsu Round Bend trebles are my choice. Lots of places to buy them so you can sometimes find a decent price on a box of 25. They are very sharp right out of the box and are tempered so they stay that way. Some prefer the Gamakatsu EWG trebles and they sell for a similar price. There are other brands that are good. Can't remember any Japanese trebles that were sub-par and I also like some domestic models like the Mustad KVD short shank trebles. I'm willing to experiment with new stuff but the Gamakatsu Round Bends are my standard "known-good" choice. I also prefer the dull bronze color on the Round Bend hooks.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:26 PM
I like VMC the short shank rapala and the spark point are my favorites they dont bend easy and very seldom lose fish they run $4.99-8.99 for a 25 pack
Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:14 PM
I like the VMC Barbarian Hooks
Edited by jim45498, 03 February 2011 - 09:17 PM.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:44 PM
Owners are the Gold Standard or the GLoomis of hooks. If you want a hook that simply doesnt loose fish then the KVD Mustad is the choice. Diaichi <sp> Death Trap are nice if ya need a light wire treble.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:18 AM
Gamakatsu's are the sharpest ones , that I know , but they are quite expensive , ...........with VMC's(bronzed trebles , or "Barbarians") you get a good hook for a bit less money , if you find them in bulk , .....also available in black color .
I also like "Eagle Claw Curved Point" trebles pretty much , they also "stick" at one touch , ...but are hard to find over here !
greetz , diemai
Edited by diemai, 04 February 2011 - 02:20 AM.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:17 AM
Thanks for the reply's! Where is a good place to buy bulk hooks from besides Cat Hooks. They don't have much unless you want bronze finish. Ive checked Janns and barlows also. Thanks
Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:27 AM
jim i have some #6,#4s id sell have to count see how many maybe 50 of ea.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:45 AM
I like short shank triple grip hooks for my cranks and swimbaits. The short shank lets me use larger hooks without tangling, and the triple grip's in-pointing tips don't seem to make as much hook rash.
Mustad is the only manuf. I've found who makes them, so far.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:53 AM
If you like VMC trebles, Cabelas carries as good a selection as any with decent prices. They have black VMC Rapala hooks, short shank #4's, and the "in-line treble" which lays on the belly of a crankbait so that the tines are equal on both sidesto improve balance and limit hook rash on the sides of the lure. Personally, I think there are sharper, more durable trebles as stated before but if you think the hooks on Rapalas are OK, here's where you can get some.
Edited by BobP, 04 February 2011 - 11:54 AM.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:28 PM
If you can order under a company name, then "Shorty's Hooks" is good for bulk hooks. I think that most of the pros that are sponsored by Mustad are using their BLN 36300 Elite treble hook vs. the new KVD treble hook. After using both, I tend to agree that it is a better all around hook than others that I have tried.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:13 PM
Are the barbs on the inside or outside, they made both I like the inside barb best
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:41 AM
I would forsure go with eagle claw. just make sure they are lazer sharps. I bought some off ebay for cheap from this guy. They were 3x short shank lazer sharp hooks and I love them. Because they are the Short shank you can use larger hooks which is always a plus. The ebay adress to guy I bought them from is http://shop.ebay.com...=&_trksid=p3686
Check em out. He sells em cheap too they are normally like $4 for 20 of em
Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:07 AM
I have the following from Stamina, however, they are out of stock:
Barbless Treble #2
Don't know who makes these but they are sticky sharp and I wish I bought some more, however, I haven't been able to use them much so IDK how durable they are. They are a wavy hook design, I guess this might make them harder for the fish to throw.
I wouldn't mind more barbless hooks, particularly in the 1/0 to 7/0 sizes since I only fish with barbless trebles. I'm currently using the Eagle Claw 954BLN and Eagle Claw 7777, they seem sharper than my Mustads of equal size (non B/N) and plenty strong so I will continue to use these if given the chance.
Do you have a preference for black nickel hooks for a reason? I prefer them because I like the way they look, and perhaps a bit more stealthy than silver.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:51 AM
I switched to Mustad Triple grips and haven't looked back, I want to try the Short shanks this year.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:16 AM
I am using the Mustad Triple grip short shank hooks now, and love them.
I wish they made them in bigger sizes.
With the short shank I can use bigger hooks on my cranks without fouling, they seem to make less hook rash, and I think the inward facing points keep the fish on better.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:35 AM
I change hooks when i'm out on the water. Most of the time short shank round bend, but if the fish are just slapping at it Mustad Triple Grip....It hard to beat this combo.