Gamakatsu Siwash hooks--perfect hooks for sharking! Yes.
October 22, 2013
Yes, we use these hooks (4/0) when we are shark fishing and we know that we are going to release a shark. Why? Well, they are extremely sharp. We use 174# wire leaders (4' trace) after a 130# mono windon leader...We've landed sharks over 300#, but never broken a hook on the rod/drag...when the battle is over, we grab the swivel connecting the wire to the leader and pull hard....the hook straightens out and the shark swims away.. With a pair of pliers, we put the hook back together and repeat the process two more times (then the hook breaks) Easy release!