Your favorite trailer hook?

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  1. Drifter

    Drifter Active Member

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    Thats interesting Tallfallguy, I have only tied 6 or 8 hang backs before for trophy trout, trolling lakes and also noticed how the octopus hook lays point open, not point closed on the loop making the hook have a hard time grabbing a lot of meat on a take. I thought a siwash hook (straight shaft) would bring the point down much better to set deep. I will have to check the dropshot hooks out because I hate tying these hangbacks and If they hang at a better angle than a octopus they would get my vote.
     
  2. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Those are the hooks for me...
     
  3. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    the one that lands Moby Steelhead...
     
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  4. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Heard about that one capt Ahab....
     
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    Another vote for the gami drop shot

    For big striper and pike flies like the tru turn hooks.
     
  6. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Eric, if you used the hook on that fly I gave you, it was an Owner SSW Size 1
     
  7. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Said fly which hooked and landed 3 mighty skagit fish in one day? that fly? that special, special fly? :)

    That is what I use mostly, though size 2 and 4.