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 Post subject: Mustad 3257 b
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:35 am 
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Anyone have any experience with these?
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 Post subject: Re: Mustad 3257 b
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:48 am 
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Never tried them...but have read about them....supposed to have the same holding power as a barbed hook but without the damaging results (easier to back out of flesh).....not sure why they never caught on in the market place??

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 Post subject: Re: Mustad 3257 b
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:39 pm 
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I believe that's a discontinued style. I had some, or something very like it, back in the late '60s. The idea was good, but the performance wasn't. The idea of the kink was that once the point penetrated the fish's jaw, the kink would make it harder to throw the hook. In reality, the kink made it harder for the point to penetrate far enough to hold the fish, so the hook up rate was dramatically reduced.

You're better off using a standard hook and pinching the barb.


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 Post subject: Re: Mustad 3257 b
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:20 pm 
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thats what my hooks look like because I pull the trigger everytime it bumps the rocks on the bottom. :D :D :D :D

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