Matzuo Model 141 Sickle Octopus Hooks
Ratings & Reviews
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.
by Max -
Very sharp hooks used for tying hoochie rigs
Great for Largemouth and smallmouth, use them on wacky rigs and I have an incredibly high hookup ratio with them.
Good Salmon Hook
by 10 ga Bob -
I used this hook in red in a 1/0 size to fish skein for king salmon. The profile of the shank makes tying an egg loop knot pretty easy. This hook holds the fish well and I get good ratio of hook-ups.
Don't be afraid of to sharp
by Larcon -
The best for fast, deep penetrating hoohup's. The best Kokanee hook around.
by oldreds1stmate -
used them to replace all my salmon and syeelhead hooks they are really hard to see in the water!!!