Matzuo hooks are crafted from high grade, high carbon steel giving these hooks great strength. Matzuo's patented Sickle design creates a unique bend that strengthens the hook and allows for thinner materials to be used during construction. These hooks have greater penetration and holding power than similar standard bend hooks. All Matzuo hooks feature protective finishes, needle points and undergo strict quality control standards.
Matzuo Model 141 Sickle Octopus Hooks have the following features:
Available sizes: 1/0 - 6
Hooks per package: 1/0 - 8 hooks, 1-6 - 10 hooks
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Very sharp hooks used for tying hoochie rigs
I use sickle hooks for trolling here in puget sound. We have to fish barbless up here and I have found the sickle design really holds fish well when barbless. I can't speak to how well the fish see them in the water (I figure at 120' light diffusion takes care of that) but I do feel confident when the the rod pops off the downrigger, as long as I play the fish well, the sickle hooks will land it. Never had a king over 28lbs on the sickle design, but it didn't bend. My only complaint is that they do rust easily, especially if you resharpen often, I have found a quick spritz of laquer to start and filling in the sharpened area with a sharpie pen prolongs life a little bit. I hope one day they make this hook design in a stainless steel version.