What is the best punching hook?

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What is the best punching hook?

Postby Obz » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:56 am

I've read a bunch of reviews on TW, curious to see what you have to say. I love trokar worm hooks but I have heard the punch hooks fold like a paper clip.

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby ccass » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:47 am

Trokar TK130. Only hook I'll use for flipping. Never bent out or rolled a tip yet. Been using them for about 4 years now.

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby Obz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:29 am

Right on. The mustad keepers looked soldered, that would be nice

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby Teal101 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:02 am

I use these, have yet to bend em out. Well wxcept that time we lifted a tree up to get a snag out :lol:

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Wi ... O5139.html

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby ccass » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:06 am

Teal101 wrote:I use these, have yet to bend em out. Well wxcept that time we lifted a tree up to get a snag out :lol:

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Wi ... O5139.html


You don't punch with a straight shank hook? I even regular Texas Rig with a straight shank hook. I use wide gaps for worms only and mainly weightless.

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby Obz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:25 pm

Teal101 wrote:I use these, have yet to bend em out. Well wxcept that time we lifted a tree up to get a snag out :lol:

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Wi ... O5139.html


Not one bad review on TW, I'll give them a go. Can't have enough wide gap hooks.

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby fishermun » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:03 am

ccass wrote:Trokar TK130. Only hook I'll use for flipping. Never bent out or rolled a tip yet. Been using them for about 4 years now.


+1

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby Finnz922 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:48 am

Not the Gamakatsu :sick: . The damn keeper will come loose and twist your bait.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakats ... -GHSF.html
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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby cortman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:05 am

Finnz922 wrote:Not the Gamakatsu :sick: . The damn keeper will come loose and twist your bait.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakats ... -GHSF.html


That's interesting, I've had good luck with those hooks so far. I haven't used them a lot though.

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby soulfisher » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:10 pm

Finnz922 wrote:Not the Gamakatsu :sick: . The damn keeper will come loose and twist your bait.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakats ... -GHSF.html


These are the best hooks I have found for punching really heavy cover / usually thick hydrilla and you are spot on about the hook keeper failing. I mitigate that by using Jb weld to make a thin boot around the keeper. The jb weld is slicker than the surface of the keeper and thus allows the vegetation to slide over the keeper vice constantly molesting the keeper itself. Kind of like a condom for the keeper section. Wish i didn't have to do this, but the hook is that good that I take the time to armor it up.

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby Finnz922 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:23 am

soulfisher wrote:
Finnz922 wrote:Not the Gamakatsu :sick: . The damn keeper will come loose and twist your bait.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakats ... -GHSF.html


These are the best hooks I have found for punching really heavy cover / usually thick hydrilla and you are spot on about the hook keeper failing. I mitigate that by using Jb weld to make a thin boot around the keeper. The jb weld is slicker than the surface of the keeper and thus allows the vegetation to slide over the keeper vice constantly molesting the keeper itself. Kind of like a condom for the keeper section. Wish i didn't have to do this, but the hook is that good that I take the time to armor it up.


Good to know. I am a huge Gammy fan, but this hook really pissed me off. I will have to try that.
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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby soulfisher » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:19 am

Finnz922 wrote:
soulfisher wrote:
Finnz922 wrote:Not the Gamakatsu :sick: . The damn keeper will come loose and twist your bait.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakats ... -GHSF.html


These are the best hooks I have found for punching really heavy cover / usually thick hydrilla and you are spot on about the hook keeper failing. I mitigate that by using Jb weld to make a thin boot around the keeper. The jb weld is slicker than the surface of the keeper and thus allows the vegetation to slide over the keeper vice constantly molesting the keeper itself. Kind of like a condom for the keeper section. Wish i didn't have to do this, but the hook is that good that I take the time to armor it up.


Good to know. I am a huge Gammy fan, but this hook really pissed me off. I will have to try that.


Yeah I would have moved on to another hook as well if someone had not shown me this trick.

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Re: What is the best punching hook?

Postby Brad in Texas » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:57 am

Sort of odd isn't it, that Gammy makes such a great keeper for the Roboworm Rebarb hooks, a highly effective choice for where these can be used. Then, in another application, they can't seem to get it right.

Maybe someone else adds the bait keeper onto the Gammy hook, come to think of it. Not sure.

Interesting!

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