Mustad VS. Owner Inline Hooks (Pros & Cons)
Which of the two is better: Mustad vs. Owner inline hooks?
These are relatively new hooks that I’ve been testing out.
They’re made for replacing treble hooks on hard plastics like topwater lures, and in this video, I’m breaking down the top 3 pros and cons of them.
Check it out below!
Single Inline Hooks
I’ve completely gotten away from treble hooks for three reasons:
- Single hooks are better for the fish
- Single hooks are better for you (you’re less likely to get snagged)
- My hookup ratio has stayed the same*
*My hookup ratio for smaller fish has gone down, but my hookup ratio for bigger fish has stayed the same. In effect, this lets me catch more big fish because I’m not wasting time catching small fish.
Mustad VS. Owner Inline Hooks
Up until now, I’ve almost exclusively been using the Owner inline hooks.
This pros and cons list compares these two hooks against each other.
Pros of the Mustad inline hooks:
- Much less expensive
- More rustproof
- Stronger and less likely to bend
Cons of the Mustad inline hooks:
- Sizing is way off (i.e. 2/0 hooks are much bigger than other 2/0 hooks)
- Less gap between the eye and hook point
- Hard to find
Choosing The Right Size Mustad Inline Hooks
The Mustad inline hooks seem to be about 1 to 2 sizes bigger than other the other inline hooks that I’ve tested (Owner & VMC).
For example, I usually use a 1/0 Owner hook on a Super Spook Jr, but I use a size 1 or 2 when using these Mustad inline hooks (those two sizes are extremely close so they both fit that lure nicely).
The size 1 & 2 both seem to fit nicely on plugs in the 3.5 to 4-inch range.
For plugs longer than 4 inches, I’ll be going with the size 1/0.
And for smaller plugs like MirroDines that are roughly 3 inches or less, I’m sticking with the size 2 from Owner because these larger hooks from Mustad seem a bit too big.
Mustad Inline Hooks Review [VIDEO]
I’ve really been enjoying these Mustad inline hooks on my hard plastics.
You can get them from our shop here:
Or try out the Owner Single Inline Hooks here:
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