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Frank G. Swarner III

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Denduke, those look rather fishy! I would suggest that you look at how much the hook in bottom right corner of the first pic (Eagle Claw?) is bent. My experience is that much more than a 15-20 degree bend causes hooking and retaining issues. I might have to pick up some of the VMC hooks and play with them. Did you have any breakage issues from bending?

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Had one of the heavey 2x salt water hooks brake. Seemed like it was tempered harder. The eagle claws have offset at the bend that I straightend also. I wanted the epoxied eye to not be in the "gap" if you will. I actually did not have to bend as much thus the DOAs are bout right as is...they didn't have them except in 3/0 and larger. I just want 2/0....

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Thanks. That is one of the reasons that I have not messed with the DOAs, I tend to fish smaller hooks.

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