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  1. Show your best/worst terminal failure. Let's see how that one big fish owned you and what it left you with. Provide a short story and if possible a picture included. Will also be interesting to see what brands fail more than others. Ex: hooks, split rings, swivels. Here's mine. This is a mustad 34185 8/0 jig hook bent out by a very big fish. Fish ate it me at my feet (thought I was stuck in rocks). Gave two sharp rod snaps and it took off with no turning back. Tried to set the hook couple more times and it ran faster, even with a tight drag. It rounded the bolder point I was on and spit the jig before I could catch up with it. left me with a bentout hook and seaweed on my leader for extra insult.
  2. New to surf fishing and a little confused on what hooks to use. what is everyone using and why?
  3. Hook sizing has come up in a number of threads, including: http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/649078-yet-another-split-ring-question/ http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/618295-changing-treble-hooks-for-single/ http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/638462-changing-out-tail-hooksuse-split-rings-or-not/ http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/639218-best-bunker-imitations-from-peanut-to-full-sized-how-you-fish-them/ http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/645927-inline-single-hook-experience/ http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/644215-beachmaster-hook-sizes/ http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/640007-favorite-mackerel-luresplugs-how-you-fish-them/ http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/639595-best-herring-imitations-how-you-fish-them/ ...and others, I'm certain. I found a guide that's published by VMC, which is called "VMC Hook Replacement Guide" It includes factory specs for lures from 23 lure mfrs. I've attached a .pdf of the file. Moderators, if attaching this isn't within the rules, please LMK, or just delete the attachment. If you search for this term, you will see that it is NLA on the VMC site, but other sites, including Alan Tani, have it available. HTH VMC HOOK REPLACEMENT GUIDE(1).pdf
  4. Hi all Been given a couple of packs of Partidge Sea streamers CS11/3 hooks. Never used them before . Bizarre looking hook .Any of you guys tried them?Does the reversed barb cause any issues? Heres a pic from the internet. Jim
  5. Is it just me or less than 10% of people use barbless hooks? Theoretically, barbless hooks allows better hookset, less injury to fish and much quicker unhook for release. Yes, I use mainly barbless hooks on all my lures.
  6. Spring cleaning! Found these pile in the basement that I might never use them. $30 for all. Prefer meet around Boston area (willing to travel) an $7 to ship. 3 pack of sand eels - 5 inch - 6 count 1 pack of 6in white curtail grub 1 pack of 2" pogy swimmin' shad 3 packs of Striper (35 hook) carbon steel set *looks like 2/0, 3/0, 4/0,5/0 and 6/0 size*
  7. Cleating out my garage. Bunch of lures (swimmers, poppers, bucktails, tins, crankbaits) as well as various plastic baits, gulp, some hooks, and some half full spools of braid. Will also add some more stuff to the lot when I find it. Hooks on several lures need to be replaced. $65 takes it. Located Hull MA not looking to ship right now but can meet up on South shore (PS not sure if this is supposed to be in the wts plugs forum. If so, I'll move it there)
  8. Bought a large tacklebox and this is stuff I didn't need, heck Not sure what some of it is. There's some large hooks and prewired metal leaders, some Hopkins tins, a large Tuna lure marked Tinker (chipped by one eye) Large Swivels, etc. Everything you see in picture $35.00 $25.00 shipped to lower 48.
  9. I've got a total of 50 Mustad Ultra Point 32786BLN 8/0 60-degree jig hooks. These are perfect for pouring ultra minnow (Spro-style) jigheads, putting springs/baitkeepers on for Hogy & Slug-Go type applications, or tying your own giant striper/musky/pike flies. I'll break these into two lots of 25 hooks each for $15 shipped each (Paypal, Google Wallet, check, or MO) Or all 50 hooks for $25 shipped Thanks for looking
  10. Just wanted to introduce myself. TimS has so graciously allowed me to sell my teasers in the CBST here on SOL. I make custom teasers, flags, dressed hooks and more. All of my items for sale are located in this forum - http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/forum/57-flies-teasers-dressed-hooks/ Ifthere is something you need that you do not see, feel free to ask. Please do not PM me for orders, you must post in the CBST threads, thanks! Thanks again Tims and SOL! Here is a little showcase of what I make. I have already shipped a lot of orders to members here in the past few weeks and all were very happy with their orders. EZ-Body Sandeel Teasers - http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/648838-ez-body-sandeel-teasers/ Dressed Open Eye Siwash Hooks and Flags - http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/648876-open-eye-plug-hooks-flags/ Dressed Inline Hooks - http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/649265-dressed-vmc-inline-hooks/ Rainfish/Spearing Teasers - http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/648842-rainfishspearing-teasers/
  11. Any one have some nice NIP 5/0 - 7/0 siwash teasers available? Thanks!!!
  12. Anyone use TROKAR hooks for stripers. If so, how well did they work. Are they worth the money or should i stick with Gammus?
  13. Any one have some nice NIP 5/0 - 7/0 siwash teasers available? Thanks!!!
  14. I'll soon be replacing a LOT of hooks on plugs, tins, swimmers, etc. with VMC trebles, some Siwash style singles and some in-line style singles. I know that I can bend in the barbs with pliers or grips, then file them smooth, but I'd sure prefer to just buy them either barbless or w/micro-barbs. Very common in the flyfishing world. Not so common in surfcasters' world it appears. I did a search here and as of the most recent result from 8/2015, it was still "no dice". Does anyone have any more recent info? TIA for your help, as always.
  15. I just started pouring lead and I'm looking for strong Eagle Claw alternatives for this mold ..it takes 5/0,6/0 and 7/0 hooks.. I'm looking for just a few of each alternative so I can see which I like best. Thanks!
  16. $125 shipped obo 45 unopened hook packs 2/0-9/0
  17. Anyone know what treble hooks and siwash hook he used. I need some replacements. I'm thinking eagle claw but not sure.
  18. Anyone know what treble hooks and siwash hooks Lefty put on his plugs. I need to replace a few hooks.
  19. I picked up a lot of unrigged, used SuperStrike Needles. 4 lures in all and two sizes 6 3/8 and 71/4. What are the recommendations for rigging them? split ring or not? single tail hook, size etc? Thanks in advance SOL.
  20. 3 packages of 6/0 3/16oz (4 hooks each) and 3 packages of 7/0 3/8oz (4 hooks each) for sale. $5 each shipped, must buy at least two packages. PayPal please, thanks.