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Old 06-14-2004, 04:53 PM
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OUCH! Sorry to hear about the monster loss Peter, you'll make up for it I'm sure with another encounter.

I stopped using Mustads after numerous experiences with them being opened up by even tender-mouthed coho salmon in the pacific. Well ok some of the hooknoses were not so tender mouthed, but still no such mishaps with quality hooks like Tiemco and Daichi.

Personally I prefer a light wire high strength hook for better hook setting, less loss of fish due to tearing of the opening (hvy wire hook) and lightweight for casting ease. I use the Tiemco TMC811s religiously and after countless fish 99+% of them have been reliable, not enough problems to even mention.

I do like tube fly hooks and will fish them a little thicker wire since the pivot point is so close to the point there is no lever to work against itself in shaft length, which is a problem I've had with long shanked hooks.

In any case, hope the stars align for the big submarine striper next time you hook up.
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