I just tied up 15 patterns on these hooks in size 8. No problems
I just use a pair of flat nosed pliers I carry with me.How do the barbs pinch down on the Daiichi 2546? I hate when I mash a barb and it breaks, leaving a sharp bump instead of a smoothly flattened area.
Are you talking SC15's or SS15's being to thin?I avoided those hooks forever thinking they were too thin. Since I was convinced to try them, I've never had an issue. I once landed a 30" bull trout in heavy current on one. It straightened a bit, but didn't break. If they're cracking in the vice, I bet it's a bad batch - especially if it happened twice. Sounds like the metal is too brittle.
Both? Aren't they the same gauge or close to it? I thought the only difference was shank length. I've never compared them side-by-side, now that I'm on the spot.Are you talking SC15's or SS15's being to thin?