drennen carp feeder hair rig hooks

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shinkicker

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Brought some drennan ready tied carp feeder eyed hooks with hair rigs yesterday, tried them today can honestly say if you are using them for anything bigger than a roach i wouldnt touch them with a barge pole. Had one small carp which i got in then checked the hook and it was almost straightened out, changed the rig hit another carp which threw the hook on reeling in found it straightened out also. Disappointed with the strength of these hooks to say the least.
 

Frontdrag

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Although i havent had one of these straighten out on me i did try a few packs in my search for the bestest hook for certain jobs i found the hook hold not up to my requirements i really like drennan gear but i`m not so sure on these particular hooks [:T]
 

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i tie my own using drennan super specialist hooks, never had a problem with those, as you say though unusual for drennan as their gear is normally very good..
 

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again i tie my own hair rigs using drennan carp feeder and never had a problem with them .....landed a 14lb 14oz common on the wednesday....[:T]
 

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I am very surprised. I know LOADS of people who use them and swear by them. They're that good.

I cannot imagine anyone straightening one on 'proper' balanced gear. But, if you used a strong 'specimen' type carp rod things would be different.
 

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glad u cleared that up richox i must have not been using proper balanced gear.

I wasnt over gunned, i didnt bully the fish in, fishing a tip rod, the hooks straightened out.

Glad loads of your mates think they are the dogs danglies but i wont put my faith in them again, back to super specialist or animal hooks for me.
 

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I know a guy that's used these for hairs for ages and he said to me just the other day that he'd had a couple straightened recently on not very big fish - maybe just a bad batch ?
 

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could be a bad batch glad someone else has had the problem too the fish i had the weekend were no more than 4 lb shouldnt have straightened hook out at that weight
 

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Your not alone mate, I have gone right off these hooks now after having a few mis-shape easily and began experiencing a lot of hook pull outs. It was costing me a few quid and I lost complete confidence in the pattern as I used to use Carp Feeder barbless and Carp Feeder Method barbless hooks for all my tip fishing for carp. I now use Guru QM1 or Tubertini 861 hook pattern in sizes 14-18 for hair rigged and hair banded baits. Since switching I have had fish to over 16lb and have not had any hooks bend out, experienced as many hook pull outs or had many hooks blunt. There is also the added bonus I found of landing a few more foul hooked fish on these hooks too. Yes, they are a little bit dearer but they are worth it for me as I have a lot more confidence in the hooks I am using now. Also I prefer the duller black finish to the shiny metal finish of the Drennan hooks but thats just personal.
 
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john83

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i used to use them, never really had problems with them just didnt like the shape of the hook, but i now use the tubertini 861 or if i can find them fox series 2b in the match sizes. the 861 is super sharp and strong, never had one straighten out on me.
 

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cheers guys, i normally tie my own to be honest brought a few packs of the ready tied to give a go to. I normally use super specialist or animal but will look at the hooks you use now too thanks again
 

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If a hook's 'IN' then it's going nowhere. If it doesn't penetrate then all the leverage force will 'work' the hook. Were the points damaged ?? It depends upon what rod, what line, what distance etc etc all have an effect. Plus, smaller sizes have a better chance of staying in than larger sizes for obvious reasons.

I'll carry on using them with confidence.
 
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