Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Eagle Claw O’Shaughnessy Fishing Hook Assortment. In general I don’t recommend buying fish hooks on Amazon because many of them cost less just buying local retail, but this one is a great deal, a really great deal.
Lets start with the pattern of hook here though, what exactly is an O’Shaughnessy hook pattern. Well they are a go to very traditional hook, especially for larger fish using cut or live bait. They are thick for their size as well, so they are very strong. Additionally they a large eye in them, making them suited to heavier line, split rings or snap swivels.
And that brings me to how I use them most often. While I do like them for fishing with live bait in salt water my main use is for catfish in fresh water. Specifically I use them for limb lines, jug lines and trot lines.
I use these hooks for these purposes for some of the reasons above, tough, they work and the large eye lets me easily put a split ring and snap swivel on them. I always use a swivel with limb, jug and trot lines, catfish roll when hooked and jack up everything if you don’t.
Another key though is back to how thick they are, and that they are made with nickle steel. One year I switched to khale hooks, I did seem to get more hookups but by mid season my hooks were all rusted to shit and needed to be replaced. I generally get two seasons at least out of these guys.
This pack is also an excellent value, you get 100 hooks ranging in size from #1 to #6/0 for about 8 bucks including shipping. So consider picking up a pack or two of the Eagle Claw O’Shaughnessy Fishing Hook Assortment today, especially if limb lining, trot lining or jug fishing is in your plans this year.
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P.S. – As always check local laws for fishing methods in your state. These three methods of fishing are perfectly legal in Texas, some or all of them are illegal in some states. Also just because they are legal doesn’t mean they don’t come with restrictions like total lines, gear tag requirements, time check requirements, etc. Make sure to know all your laws, if you get in trouble with your local Rabbit Sheriff, it isn’t my fault. Rabbit Sheriff? Yea that is what we call the game warden in Texas, it isn’t an insult by the way. Just a local colloquialism.
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