Me neither, I have used them since before they came out officially, they are real good for Coho, don't seem to work so well for Steelies, maybe due to the soft steelhead mouths. Right now, I am trying them for Sturgeon, but alas... My mojo is gone and in three trips I have yet to get into a solid take. I think they work great in situations, but not so well in others.cohokid said:ive never had any probs with the point breaking :-\
You straightened gammys? Are you fishing 25 pound leader on #2 hooks or something? I have never straightened out a gammy even on the biggest and meanest chums and nookswagonmaster said:used some DNE's last year that we were given to try and had no probs with them, tried gammys once and all they did was straighten out with the fish on so won't go there again. :2cents:
Just a heads up... I tried the DNE's last year for sockeye and well, they didn't perform that well. When you are float fishing and don't have a ton of line out, for me anyways they work well. You need a strong quick hookset to get that arrow head in, but if you do, it isn't going anywhere, whereas on the Fraser, where you do have a lot of line out, and it is tough to get a real firm hookset due to the amount of line, I found myself to lose a lot of fish. One day I lost 8 in a row, and that was the last straw, borrowed another hook (gammy) and didn't have that problem again. Perhaps you are thinking that maybe the hook was dull, well.... that is what I thought as well, but I checked it on every fish I lost and it was sticky sharp. So the only thing I could come up with was that with the lack of a quick strong hookset, I couldn't get the hook burried. Just what I found with them. Good in some situations and not so good in others..... :beerchug:coho_killer said:I'll give the DNE hooks one more chance this summer on the fraser! Seeing they bombed for me this steelhead season in the lowermainland! The steelhead i did hook came on a gammi hook in the cowichian river! Final round for the DNE'S and back to gammi's i think!
I think the barbless gammy's are a thinner wire,I always get barbed and pinch them myself so far so good :thumbup:fishin30 said:love them for salmon never had a tip break I've had nuthin but problems with gammy's over the last year.Hooks bending all the time. Any thing under 1/0 still swear by them for the dino's though. Did they change the wire perhaps in the smaller hook sizes? who knows. I'll always try a new hook. Mustads are alright