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: Bob's Banger hooks

10-06-2004, 03:44 PM
Looking to tie up a handful of Bob's Bangers, but don't have any popper hooks that are big enough for these.

In looking around for some 4/0 popper hooks, I'm not coming up with any of the originally specified hooks. Seems this tie started on an Eagle Claw 9566, which I can't find. Then to a TMC long shank (no hump) hook, which now seems to be out of producation in a 4/0.

Has anyone tried the Eagle Claw 066N hook (only 2x long?)?

How about the Mustad 92611?

Any other suggestions or sources?



10-15-2004, 12:02 PM

I tie mine up using either Mustad 34011 (not very sharp)
Or, more recently I have been using the Mustad signature S 74S SS. These are very sharp from the packet and quite a thick wired hook.

10-16-2004, 02:01 PM
Hey Stevo,

Thanks for the response. Is that s74ss a kinked shank hook?

I've been using the 34011 for crease flies and gurglers, but have only found it up to 3/0, and I think I would like a wider gap for the bangers.

anyone tried Owner 5320?


10-16-2004, 02:33 PM
Is that s74ss a kinked shank hook?


No it's straight like a 34011. The gape is similar as well. Not very wide.

10-18-2004, 07:43 AM
BANGERS! heres a couple, one small an one BIG the big one is on a 5/0 hook for CUTTY HUNK , I love TOP WATER ACTION an the fish out there love bang-ing them
an slaping the out of the water 3-4 ft great acton. enjoy