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Old 06-03-2016, 09:28 PM
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I was fishing 41 feet water down by the barges close to revena got a runn he went deep I was using a uglystick big water with a Daiwa Regal Bite and Run Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel 20 to 25 minutes later still could not see how big ore what it was screwed up the gears and bent the shaft that holds the spool the drag was set right just not strong enough I guess so im going to invest in a shimano thunnus be well worth it maybe overkill but hey big one hits im ready oh and he didn't brake the line he broke the circle hook
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:50 AM
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I was fishing 41 feet water down by the barges close to revena got a runn he went deep I was using a uglystick big water with a Daiwa Regal Bite and Run Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel 20 to 25 minutes later still could not see how big ore what it was screwed up the gears and bent the shaft that holds the spool the drag was set right just not strong enough I guess so im going to invest in a shimano thunnus be well worth it maybe overkill but hey big one hits im ready oh and he didn't brake the line he broke the circle hook
I think the last 2 years there has been a bad batch of metal for hooks....I have a pile of broken hooks on big fish. Interesting.....when I put my newer hooks in a vice and bend them they snap..............my older hooks just bend and don't break.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:51 PM
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Ive been hearing gamakatsu hooks have been having that issue. I switch to owner ssw circle hooks. They have a very sharp point and the hook has thicker metal gauge then gamakatsu. Only issue is they are offset so I bend them to be inline circles.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:25 PM
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You could save $100 and go with the D series. They're a bit heavier, but I prefer the housing quality.

Demon perfect circles all the way. Never an issue and they're endorsed by the BFF.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:18 PM
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Never had a problem with my Gamakatsu hooks. U guys must be using some heavy tackle with lots of drag!
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:07 AM
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Never had a problem with my Gamakatsu hooks. U guys must be using some heavy tackle with lots of drag!
That's what i was thinking ..... i keep the drag light enough that the fish can run if wants to.

Not only does it not test your tackle as much but you're less likely to have the fish pull the hook as well.

I don't remember having a hook break on me ever while fishing.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:29 PM
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That's what i was thinking ..... i keep the drag light enough that the fish can run if wants to.

Not only does it not test your tackle as much but you're less likely to have the fish pull the hook as well.

I don't remember having a hook break on me ever while fishing.
Definitely not a drag problem................I keep my drag set very light about 5-6 lbs. I tested both new hooks and my old ones..............the new ones are briddle and break whereas the old ones bent. How old are your hooks ?? If they were purchased before last year then they are the better metal.
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:20 PM
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Definitely not a drag problem................I keep my drag set very light about 5-6 lbs. I tested both new hooks and my old ones..............the new ones are briddle and break whereas the old ones bent. How old are your hooks ?? If they were purchased before last year then they are the better metal.
I think most were new this year .... Owner brand i believe from Walmart.

I play in an old man's baseball league. A year ago we received defective baseballs and probably 40% were bad.

They don't make em like they used to applies in many indutries i guess!
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:05 AM
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Bull shark. Bit the hook in half.
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:15 AM
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Look at number 4 on the attached list from the DEC. http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/remediati...epfishlist.pdf
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:26 PM
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Definitely sounds like faulty hooks. Even if drag was to tight there's no way a 7/0 hook should fail before 20-30lb line or anything 5/0 or larger. Also any hook failing I've hat has always resulted in a bent hook, they should not be breaking. Gamakatsu has always been very good with customer feed back to make new products or improve old one. DOC, I'm sure if you had that pile of broken hooks and explained the situation, they'd probably make it right. Worth a try at least although no amount of reembersment makes up for losing all the biggest fish to hit your bait
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:03 AM
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Definitely sounds like faulty hooks. Even if drag was to tight there's no way a 7/0 hook should fail before 20-30lb line or anything 5/0 or larger. Also any hook failing I've hat has always resulted in a bent hook, they should not be breaking. Gamakatsu has always been very good with customer feed back to make new products or improve old one. DOC, I'm sure if you had that pile of broken hooks and explained the situation, they'd probably make it right. Worth a try at least although no amount of reembersment makes up for losing all the biggest fish to hit your bait
Yes.......I have a pile of Gamagatsu and Owners that I am planning to send back to them when I get a chance.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:04 AM
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So...are we talking striper or something bigger like a BIG sturgeon?
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:47 PM
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[all I know I am a tree guy im pretty strong im 5 foot 9,,, 240 pds this thing tossed me around like I was a ballerina turned my boat up stream 17 foot SYLVAN with a 90 MERC I have brought in a 40 incher noway this was that smalloh well he lives to swim another day just think next year he be bigger
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