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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:52 pm 
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Hi All,

Can you guys please point me to some place where I can get some #3 and #5 hooks in Bangalore?

Inder


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:57 pm 
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Inder,

Try Olympic Sports or even Murtuza for that matter.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:04 pm 
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Thanks Rustam,

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:00 pm 
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No probs. Just remembered that Kovi Shop also has some hooks. Suggest you call these shop and confirm availability before going.

BTW, I think you refering to size 3/0 and 5/0 and not 3 and 5, right?

Rustam


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:39 pm 
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Rustam Bana wrote:
BTW, I think you refering to size 3/0 and 5/0 and not 3 and 5, right?
Rustam


:oops: Yah Rustam,


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:21 am 
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I suppose you guys all know where the shops are in Bangalore, could you let me know?
Or could you take me there, Bops?

Can you pick up good mahseer hooks there, or should I bring a lifetimes supply of overpriced Owners from UK?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:22 am 
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While we're on the subject of hooks; what should I use for spinning for murrel? Same as mahseer?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:28 am 
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Hi Steve,

Forget about buying anything at Bangalore, and forget Owners, there are better hooks, and more reasonably priced out there.
I did get some great Mahseer hooks from Mumbai that i think will give the Owner hooks a run for its money.

They are available from 1/0 to 8/0, and i bought a few of each, will be getting more from Devon from my sister in law.
They are called Mustad Hoodlum.Needlepoint.
They are black in colour, short shank, with a wide U and 4X wire.
Can't see a mahseer getting away from those.
Some of the hooks being used for Giant Catfish should also work well, as they have an offset shank, and are great for use with "Chilwa" as bait.

As for murral, Size 2 and size 3 Mepp spinners are great, with some matching swivels. A short medium action rod of about 6 feet works best for continous casting for murral.
Artificial frogs with single or dual hooks mounted through them are wonderful for murral. Just dab them or spin them through likely areas close to the bank, and you just can't miss.
Take care
Owen


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:40 am 
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Hi Steve,

If you don't need too many, I have some Mustad 4/0 's that you can use.

Bops


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:31 am 
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Hmm this post makes me wonder if I should set up an Owner stall in Bangalore :lol: :lol:

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Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:23 pm 
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Hi MM,
if Steve if feeling the sting of Owner out there, man you must be full of holes by now. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Owen


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:29 pm 
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Yup Owen,

Small ones :lol: We bought our hooks in bulk from Singapore so it wasn't that bad..... I think about 300 hooks totally :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:35 pm 
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How small mate 1/0 ? I could do with some that size.
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Owen


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Owen Bosen wrote:
How small mate 1/0 ? I could do with some that size.
Regards
Owen



Was that for me? The ones I have are big... 7/0 and 8/0 for mahseer.... at one point we used to think 8/0 was too small :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:47 pm 
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Thinking about the rohu in the lakes mate.
Presently using some weird steel hooks from sportfisher or some company like that.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:50 pm 
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Owen,

If you look at Rustam's post with the Rohu, there's one pic that caught my eye. It's the one of the closeup of the Rohu's mouth. That's a really small hook.... the one's we had bought to catch Chilwa from Olympic sports years ago. I think they're called 'egg hooks'.... maybe mistaken here :shock:

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Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:05 pm 
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I have some small tungsten hooks, but from my experience of the last fish that pulled free of the small Kamasan hook i was using, i realize that the fish in the lake like the rohu not only have small mouths, but also the tissue inside is pretty soft because i think their diet is mostly from the weeds and worms in the water. I did take a peek down there with my brother while we cleared out a swim last december. Infact Robby spent the best part of an afternoon cleaning up the bottom.

They do not have too much of mussels and snails in their diet, which toughen up their mouths. so although the hooks need to be rather small, they also need to be very sharp and of a slightly thicker guage than the skinny ones i was using, so that they can penetrate deep, and not just hook the surface skin in the mouth, but stay put in some thicker tissue.
This is just an idea, and therefore i am on the look out for some suitable hooks.
Maybe you can check with Prathap on the kinds of hooks that he has been successful with.
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Owen


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:47 pm 
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[img][img]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/RHB65/DSCN2532.jpg[/img][/img]


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Rustam,

Thanks for sorting that out. Nothing speaks louder than photographs and some of yours are the loudest :wink:

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Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:52 pm 
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No problem, Akshay.

Rustam


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Rusty? What's up mate, you have been awfully quite these days...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:51 am 
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Yeah i have plenty of similar hooks, but scaled down last visit and tried out some really small ones. Probably a big mistake.
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Owen


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:16 pm 
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Bobby wrote:
Rusty? What's up mate, you have been awfully quite these days...


Thought I would restrict myself to fishing rather than spouting crap and hijacking every bloody thread. There's enough of that shit without me adding to it.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:45 pm 
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Good one Rustam,

Just got a call from Prat.... am trying to sort out stuff and if I can finish I'll be off fishing by 3

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Mighty M.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:43 pm 
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I join Rustam and MM on that. Let's try to keep rants and raves to minimum on the angling sections. There's always the general section for that. It's a little disappointing to find a new post under the angling section only to find that it's another thread hijacking in progress.

Bops


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:31 pm 
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Mighty Marlin wrote:
Just got a call from Prat.... am trying to sort out stuff and if I can finish I'll be off fishing by 3

Regards,
Mighty M.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D



Have a nice one and hope you get the biggest one yet.


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