I have been using Mustad hooks forever. They are dependable and come in every size and shape imaginable.
I have used other hooks but always come back to Mustad.
For the past year I have been using their Big Gun Bait Ultrapoint hook for all my live bait striped bass fishing. I rig it with a duolock snap as shown in the next photo frame. The details about this hook are below. I use the 8/0 size on my striper live bait rig.
Big Gun Bait
10829BLN 10/0, 8/0, 6/0, 5/0, 4/0, 2/0, 1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
OPTI-ANGLE NEEDLE POINT, CHEMICALLY SHARPENED, NOR TEMPERED, SLIGHTLY KIRBED, RINGED, BLACK NICKEL.
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