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Old 02-15-2001, 03:35 PM
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RE:Favorite striper hook

Pete,

Stop looking for smaller 254SS! just visited Eagle Claw's wibe-site, smallest is #2. See:

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Old 02-15-2001, 05:55 PM
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RE:Favorite striper hook

Adrian, I've been warned to stay away from circle hooks for any fly that is not swallowed(like crab flies), because they tend to slide right out of the fish's mouth. they were developed for bait fishing, so that when the fish takes off, the hook will slide up out of the gut and anchor in the corner of the fish's mouth. I wouldn't want you to miss any fish on a trip like that!!! Tom D
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RE:Favorite striper hook

LABRAX Ill have 4-6 this comming week. Had to get them from another source, for some reason everyone is dropping them, just like Sci-Angler, monocore clear(slime line)is no longer being sold! BUT Im getting them from E.C. DIRECT. "GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN"
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RE:Favorite striper hook

Saltydog,

Thank you. I'll check in and see if they arrived on the weekend - if their not in then I'll wait for the following weekend.

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RE:Favorite striper hook

I haven't yet seen these new hooks w/ point more in line with the eye, but I am familiar with the Gamakatsu SC-15 wide gape nickel plated which have that profile. These have been around for at least a year if not two. They are popular for tying flies where the material flares off the dorsal side of the fly instead of being in-line. I've also used them for epoxy headed sand eels occasionally as well.

Curious to know if the new hooks mentioned are a similar profile as the SC-15 Gami?
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