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Author Topic: Mosquito and octopus hooks, what’s the difference?  (Read 174 times)

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Mosquito and octopus hooks, what’s the difference?
« on: May 11, 2019, 03:03:20 PM »

I can’t tell an octopus hook from a mosquito hook. I’ve onky been looking for about the last 24 hours so I’m totally uneducated on these two hooks, and I also bought some Hayabusa 2/0 “wacky” hooks (wrm201) earlier that look just like them but a bit shorter. I wanted to use them for dropshotting. Are these sufficient, and if I need one of the other two instead, does it make a difference?
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Re: Mosquito and octopus hooks, what’s the difference?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 03:25:14 PM »

They are basically the same. The "Mosquito" is a brand name, from Owner. I use them for both plastic baits & for tying flies on them. They differ from most octopus hooks in that they are inline, and the angle of the eye is not much, almost straight. They're a very good, sharp & strong hook.

However, some Octopus hooks are made inline, and with a straight eye. It really depends on the brand and what they decide to call them. I have some hooks labelled "Live Bait" and they're the same as some inline, straight eye octopus that I've got.

Wacky hooks are generally a wider gap, with a shorter shank than an octopus. The wider gap is to allow for the the thickness of plastics.

What may be best to use, really will depend on how you want to rig them, and what plastic bait you're using. I wacky rig senko type worms with the Mosquito hooks, and that works great. 
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