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 Post subject: Ultimate Mahseer Hook
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:09 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Could this be the 'ultimate mahseer hook' we've all been looking for?

http://www.harrissportsmail.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=11905

Any views/ideas/opinions about this hook?
Has anyone tried it?

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Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:33 pm 
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Akshay,

In what way is a cutting point superior to a needle point?

I have a pack of Owner 5315 SSW Needle Points at $ 10.99 for 22 5/0s and I am left wondering why the Cutting Points sell for three and a half quid each. Or is it just another case of rip-off Britian?

Rustam


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:00 am 
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Spot the diference......
http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog. ... get=browse


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:27 pm 
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Rustam Bana wrote:
Akshay,

In what way is a cutting point superior to a needle point?

I have a pack of Owner 5315 SSW Needle Points at $ 10.99 for 22 5/0s and I am left wondering why the Cutting Points sell for three and a half quid each. Or is it just another case of rip-off Britian?

Rustam


Hi Rustam,
The cutting point supposedly has a smaller surface area as only the 3 'cutting edges' make contact with the jaw/lip of the fish. This is debatable however. The needle point is bloody sharp. I think that's the difference. It all depends on the angler. The only thing I can confidently say is that the 'cutting points' have firmly hooked me!
It's most likely the latter :lol: they're available in Singapore for a fraction of the price.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:31 pm 
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Ken L wrote:


Hey Ken,
Probably the same wine in a different bottle and different price :evil:
Do you think the shanks are shorter in the Owner SSW 'Mahseer' hooks? The only thing I have to go by are the illustrations.
Have you seen these hooks, guess you'd be in a better position to determine if they're the same or not.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:02 pm 
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Thanks chaps. Caveat Emptor seems to be the rule of the day.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:43 pm 
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My take:

Owner Cutting point penetrates the easiest. I have been hooked in the finger a couple of times! The downside: expensive, and once the point is blunted, it's almost impossible to get it super sharp again.

My favourite is still 7/0 Gamakatsu Octopus. Five hooks for 110 rupees. The point is sharp, but I usually make a knife-edge point on it, as explained in the other thread. This hook is much easier to sharpen than the Cutting Point, and thus can be 're-cycled' indefinitely. Have landed fish from 10-in cats to to carnatic carp to pink carp to mega mahseer, all on the Gama 7/0.

Wow, with prices like that for Cutting Point, I better set up a stall at Bhimeshwari this December. 8)


JB
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:49 pm 
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Nobody is going to buy anything as the whole of IA has money put down on the race of the century .... you better resched your opening to early Jan


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:28 pm 
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Fredfish wrote:
Nobody is going to buy anything as the whole of IA has money put down on the race of the century .... you better resched your opening to early Jan

December you are welcome to join the fishing party Fred


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