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What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby islandbass » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:53 am

I used siwashes last season for pinks on buzz bombs and this season, I am trying octopus.

The siwshes performed well, and I have only had one lost opportunity this season. It wasn't a result of the hook however.

I am just wondering based on the differences of their designs if one is better suited for buzz bombs.

Look forward to hearing your choices and reason(s) for your choice! I hope to "hammer" out an answer. :mrgreen:

Thanks!
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby TheWorm » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:19 am

Trebbles are the best but unfortunately not legal anymore.
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby Bobarino » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:52 am

Since it has to be barbless, I recommend the Matsuo/Rvrfshr sickle siwash. They stick pretty well for not having a barb.
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby cjk » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:55 am

I like 2 octopus tied as close together as I can tie them, with a mini hoochie covering the hooks. With a small buzz bomb and the skirt on there you can fish it a lot slower without having it sink very deep. I really like the gamakatsu barbless.
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby Steve Ericsson » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:07 am

cjk wrote:I like 2 octopus tied as close together as I can tie them, with a mini hoochie covering the hooks. With a small buzz bomb and the skirt on there you can fish it a lot slower without having it sink very deep. I really like the gamakatsu barbless.


That's how I do it, two pink Gamis tied as close together as I can get them, points on opposite sides.
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby winterun » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:22 pm

cjk wrote:I like 2 octopus tied as close together as I can tie them, with a mini hoochie covering the hooks. With a small buzz bomb and the skirt on there you can fish it a lot slower without having it sink very deep. I really like the gamakatsu barbless.


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cjk wrote:I like 2 octopus tied as close together as I can tie them, with a mini hoochie covering the hooks. With a small buzz bomb and the skirt on there you can fish it a lot slower without having it sink very deep. I really like the gamakatsu barbless.


That's how I do it, two pink Gamis tied as close together as I can get them, points on opposite sides.


Good choice's guy's!!!!

We also make a NSB (nickle silver black) barbless octopus hook now, as well as the "Big River" hook which is similar in shape to the sickle, down to a size 1/0, but comparable in size to the other guys size 1. This style fishes well barbless also because of the deep bend.

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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby stickfisher » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:34 pm

Sickle siwash all the way. Or this:
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby Steve Ericsson » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:45 pm

I run 'em like this.

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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby islandbass » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:54 pm

Thanks for all of the responses! I got more octos at OE today because they're already barbless.
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby fishn2gthr4ever » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:12 pm

Bobarino wrote:Since it has to be barbless, I recommend the Matsuo/Rvrfshr sickle siwash. They stick pretty well for not having a barb.

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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby powder » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:16 pm

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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby fishing bear » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:33 pm

I like the Gamakatsu single hook 501. It is an open eye that I but on a #7 crane swivel then tie on your bumber and Buzz Bomb. It has a out barb that is easy to pinch down and then i file them off.
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby GlockDawg » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:47 pm

I used to buy these English Half's at the Reel Thing....

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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby fishing bear » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:56 pm

Glock not to change the post but is the Reel Thing still open? That was a great shop.
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Re: What's Your Hook Choice for Buzz Bombs?

Postby ShoreSling_r » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:08 pm

I like Stickfisher's setup best, using the swivels. The odd thing is I add a split ring and swivel behind all my spoons for DR trolling, yet never thought to do this when Shore Slinging with BBs and Zzingers. In the past the only thing different I have done with my lead jigs is adding a tiny pink bead above the bumper. I just use Gami red octopus hooks or Matsuo sickles, sized depending on how big the lead I am throwing is.

Going to give the swivels a try though next time. I'll wait until most of the humpy-mania has subsided and get serious about beach fishing when the ocean silvers show in better numbers, around Labor Day if not a little sooner.
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