Guru QM1 Hooks.

Rick123

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I'm very impressed with these hooks, they've taken over almost all my commercial carp fishing to be honest. The smallest I use is the 18s and have no problems landing carp to 15lb on a 7lb hook-link. That amazes me to be honest, I think it must be the design and I'm sure a lot of time and research has gone into the making of this particular patten. The next size I use is the 16s and 14s for meat, corn and pellets. A size 8 pellet seems to complement the 16s, and double corn or meat with a band for the 14s. Even the odd foul hooked zoo creatures has never had one open on me. I normally loved the Drennan super specialist, but compared to the Guru they just look so thick in the wire now. For margin fishing I don't mind a heavy hook with say worms, but the QM1 is simply my go-to hook right now. Hope this review helps some. Richard.
 

juttle

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I’ve been using QM1’s exclusively more or less since they came out. Never had one open or fail. My go to hook is a 14 with the occasional lurch to a 12 if I’m using bigger baits. Excellent hooks and I won’t be buying anything else for the foreseeable. It’s a shame they don’t come in pike sizes then I’d use them in preference to the single cat hooks that I use now!
 

Fishfinderuk

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I've just started using the guru kaizen hooks for the 1st time.very impressed so far.fished partridge lakes last Tuesday spent most of the day shallow had roaches 4oz,ide to over 1lb,f1s to 2lb,and carp to 6lb.used a 18 for maggort and the hook performance was great.
Very strong hook,for such a fine wire.i will be sure to try the qm1.
 

MrTencherson

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I too use QM1's for my method feeder fishing, my only gripe is the bands on the last packet I've had are on the weak side (only last 1 session before breaking and falling off) and they are quite expensive (via amazon anyways @ £6.50 a packet) although to be fair is only 81p per hook - I think i'm just old and remember when things were cheaper :ROFLMAO:
 

MartinWY

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I've been using these on the feeder since my return and whilst i find they run large in terms of size, they are crazy sharp and I haven't had one fall out or open, even size 18's on fluked double figure carp. Penetration is great but not excessive (like the kaizen imo). Just a great all around feeder hook if a little pricey, but the pretied rigs offer better overall value if you are can live with how heavily they are tied.
 

fishcatcher4

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My only issue is the amount of holes in fingers after tying a few three inch rigs!


The shortest hook lengths i tie are 4" and i have the same trouble.

I don't know how people tie any shorter,i have heard on some videos talk of 2" hook lengths.:eek::D
 
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