Tuna Bend vs Straight Shank Hooks

By Eye Catcher on 1/29/2015 2:31:20 PM • Rank (1211) • Views 1214

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Tuna bend hooks are a small trick that really can improve your catch ratio!These pictures illustrate a test that I conducted matching tuna bend hooks against parallel shanked hooks. This will give you an example of how you can (and should) conduct a similar test of your own to determine which style hooks you should be using yourself . This test was very enlightening! I started with a Mustad 7732 parallel shank hook (like the one in the left on this picture) and a 7691S tuna bend (right). Both hooks were the same size with the only difference being the tuna bend. Notice how the tuna bends hook point slightly aims back at the shank.  Next I crimped identical lengths of leader to both hooks with a loop at the far end that I could insert a dowel for pulling on them both equally. I started each hook into a piece of cardboard to simulate a hook catching into hard tissue in a fish's jaw area. This picture shows the two hooks before I started pulling on the d Read More
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