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Old 06-11-2003, 11:29 AM
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Juro,
I was fishing the drop off into the channel at South Beach with a sink tip and getting hung occasionally with what seemed to be mungy stuff (deep weed?). This was with a new Daichi SW hook with first half hour use. At one point it got hung pretty good and I straightlined it and it came back broken at the bend.

Your point about light wire is interesting. Over about the past ten years of largemouth tourney fishing I have used light wire Owners and Gammis and have never had problems with broken hooks.. Maybe the heavier wire hooks have to be processed differently for chem sharpening. I have had no problems with cheap Eagle Claws on my salt streamers.
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