Brands:EAGLE CLAW FISHING TACKLE CO.
The Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp Circle Hooks Assortment Kit comes with 85 assorted circle hooks for saltwater angling. The hooks feature the sharpness, durability, and strength you've come to expect from Eagle Claw. This versatile circle hook is used mostly with live and chunk bait and is great for beginner anglers that may not have a lot of experience “feeling the bite.” These hooks can be used for freshwater or saltwater and are the official hook of billfish tournaments coast to coast. Circle hooks aid in the conservation of fish in catch-and-release fishing and can significantly reduce the number of fish killed in catch-and-release fishing because the hook’s design prevents deep hooking by helping it slide to the fish’s jaw or mouth corner, not its gut or throat. As a premium brand of Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle Co., Lazer Sharp has carried on the legacy of quality and attention to detail while also establishing an exceptional reputation of its own. Lazer Sharp hooks are the only American-made needlepoint hooks in the world, creating the standard for all other needlepoint hooks to be judged by. Aside from their superior hooks, Lazer Sharp is proud to offer an array of top-notch terminal tackle, superior accessories, and one of the industry’s largest selections of pre-tied rigs. Eagle Claw manufactures and distributes premium quality fishhooks, rods, reels, and terminal tackle throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide. We proudly outfit anglers with the Eagle Claw, Lazer Sharp, TroKar, Eagle Claw Shappel and Wright & McGill brands. We love being America’s fishhook company and continue to grow and expand our line of products while improving existing products and releasing new ones year after year.
Had some trouble finding a set like this at an actual store, so I’m glad I found this one. It’s got the kind of hooks I was looking for as well as the sizes I wanted. I included a PS4 controller in the pictures for size comparison.
Of the four different "sizes" of hooks included, they're all terribly similar, with different weights of wire (very light to VERY heavy), very slightly different opening between the point and the shank. For this lack of size-variety, I have to drop a star. One of the mid-weight hooks has an octopus style (tipped back) eyelet on it. I got one dud in the pack, that's probably very common in larger "variety packs" like this. But... still, annoying.
I love Eagle Claw lazer sharp hooks. They are EXTREMELY sharp out of the box. This assortment is perfect for inshore saltwater fishing and the freshwater catfish population should live in fear of these hooks as well.
This has to be the best value in bottom fishing hooks on the planet. There are 85 hooks in the package, and every one of them is perfect by my close inspection. I could detect no variability at all. At the same time I purchased these I purchased some 4//0 Mustad Demon Perfect Circle 3X strong hooks. Those hooks are superb, my go-to hooks, and cost about 60 cents each. Roughly half of the 85 Eagle Claw hooks are just as strong and just as sharp as the Mustads. I can detect no difference in quality. Neither hook will break, and the drags on none of my oceanic reels are strong enough to bend these hooks. About half of the remaining 85 hooks are lighter wire, and they can be bent with a big enough fish and injudicious use of the drag, but they won't break. Lighter wire hooks have a higher hook-up ratio, and it just depends on what you're catching. In the ocean, every bait is addressed "to whom it may concern" whether you like it or not. So there is always the risk that a monster will end up with that lighter wire hook in his mouth. It's the oldest conundrum in fishing: If you prepare your tackle for the biggest thing you might encounter, you will have far fewer encounters. You will find a use for every one of these 85 hooks, and I don't think you will be disappointed in any of them. The package said 2/0 to 5/0, but most were in the 4/0, 5/0 range. Just a tremendous value.
It says 2/0 - 5/0 do you see something wrong here? Eagle claw has issues with sizing. Guess they’ll be good for shore fishing if you’re into that. But for $6 it’s really not a lost I can still use them.
I’m giving these hooks a 5 Star rating even though I have some reservations. 1) They’re great for catching the size of fish I’m trying to catch 2 foot and larger and 2) every fish that has taken the bait has been hooked in the lip sometimes through both lips, but always in the lip. My only reservations are 1) the short shank makes it really hard to attach your bait and 2) the circle arc is so tight that now it becomes nearly impossible took hook the bait. This is my first time using circle hooks and granted there may be a learning curve I’ve yet to master.
Super cheap, I bought these around 6 dollars on Amazon. Great value for Circle hook in general. The hooks don't vary too much in size but the gauge (thickness) I would say they are around 1/0 avg size. Sharp and sturdy would recommend for live bait cut bait would cover most the hook.
I was hoping there would be more of size variety in this set. They're all about the same size and gap width, but vary in thickness more. Still great hooks for when I'm using live Bluegills as bait.
Designed for big fishes. For my case, I will only use the size 5 hooks.
Tried these while fishing for both trout and carp and they've been excellent. Even after crimping the barbs down these things set really well. We'll see how they are durability wise, but so far so good.