What Is An Octopus Hook? (And When Should You Use One?)

By: Tony Acevedo on December 24, 2019
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Have you ever wondered what an octopus hook is?

You’re not alone.

(And no, they’re not meant for catching octopus with.)

Octopus hooks are made for a very specific reason and in this video, I’m going to explain what an octopus hook is and when the best time to use them is.

Ready to finally learn what an octopus hook is?

Watch the video below.

What Is An Octopus Hook? [VIDEO]

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Octopus hooks are like circle or j hooks, except that the eye is bent backwards.

This is so that if you’re snelling the hook, the line can go straight down to the backside of the shank.

However, the tip of the hook is at the same angle as the eye, so that even if you tie a knot directly to the eye, it will still effectively hook into a fish’s mouth.

Have any questions about octopus hooks, when they’re used, or any other types of hooks?

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What about some applications for the octopus hook?