Preston Hooks

Method Man

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Can anyone tell me if they use or have used Preston KKM-B eyed barbless hooks, I tied my own and used today and had three straighten out on me resulting in lost fish with a guess weight of 5 to 7lb nothing massive... I was using method feeder, never use them again.
 

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Can anyone tell me if they use or have used Preston KKM-B eyed barbless hooks, I tied my own and used today and had three straighten out on me resulting in lost fish with a guess weight of 5 to 7lb nothing massive... I was using method feeder, never use them again.

Most of the top anglers use them if their YouTube videos are to go by. Supposed to be really strong hooks.
I use Guru LWG.
 

Paul Cresswell

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I use kkmb with bait spikes on the method, never had one open up even on doubles. I use the pret tied ones to 0.17 Reflo.
 

Method Man

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Funny you should say that Ive used them as a pr tied and never had a problem so thought I would buy some loose and tied my own to Reflo hook gave out before the hook link.
 

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I use LWG on pole but for Bomb and method use Guru pellet waggler hooks as slightly wider gape, had 214 LB today on bomb & pellet with them, one fish went 20 lb 4 oz another was 17 lb, all the rest were between 7 lb to 12 lb, not one bent hook.
Did have one slightly bend a few weeks ago but still got the 14 lber out on it and just changed hook.
 

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Just my opinion but, the only hook in the Preston range that suits a hair rig is the PR36. Take some finding nowadays though. Stronger than Sly's aftershave ..... Just. ???
 

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I use them all; the time method, bomb etc never had any straighten
 

Method Man

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Thanks guys, I either got a duff batch or I hooked into three bigger ones than I thought they were. ??
 

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I would never use b911's again after problems with hooks straightening,
Would say for 99% of my fishing it has to be guru hooks, fantastic and cannot fault them, my favourite has to be the MWG, awsum hook, like they say can stop a train with these, never had 1 straighten! And that's fishing on island pond an tripp pond in the edge at messingham sands, ???
 

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Thanks guys, I either got a duff batch or I hooked into three bigger ones than I thought they were. ??

I couldn't get on with the PR36 for the reasons you mentioned, doesn't mean to say I'm right. (y).......My setup/s etc maybe completely different to yours.....Hence moving on to the Guru MWG solved the problems for me.(y)
 

Method Man

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Some good feedback on this post, thanks chaps, I think I will give the Guru MWG a go by the comments.. ?
 
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