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Hook Strength Testing Results 
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:06 am Reply with quote
Art Weston
Joined: 17 Jan 2011
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Location: United States
I have made some tests on jig hooks. I will do more test on trebles, split rings, etc., but thought I would post what I have seen so far.

I tested:
- Owner 5319 5/0 Jig Hook (the one I use for my jigs)
- Owner 5319 7/0 Jig Hook (also using for some jig testing this year)
- Ultimate Peacock Bass Jig (they state it to be a 6/0 hook, but is smaller than the 5/0 Owner hook in length but similar to the Owner 5/0 in gap)
- Caribe Jig (uses and unknown to me 5/0 hook) purchased early this year
- Tackle-box.net jig (a 4/0 Kalin-based rattle jig promoted by Acute Angling)

I tested for total failure, which is essentially the hook opening up nearly straight and not being able to recover to its original shape.

Here are the results:
- Owner 5319 5/0 Jig Hook = Failed between 40 and 50lbs
- Owner 5319 7/0 Jig Hook = Failed between 70 and 80lbs
- Ultimate Peacock Bass Jig (5/0 or 6/0) = Failed between 40 and 50lbs, but a worse failure than the Owner 5/0 hook
- Caribe Jig = Failed between 30 and 40lbs (I used these on my last trip)
- Tackle-box.net jig = Failed between 20 and 30lbs (scary in comparison)

So with that small test, I'd recommend going with the Ultimate Peacock Bass jigs unless you want to make them yourself using the Owner hooks.

I'd be happy to test some more jigs or jig hooks if you want to send me ones you are willing to destroy. Send me a message if you want to do so.

-Art
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Here are some photos 
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:29 am Reply with quote
Art Weston
Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 238
Location: United States
Here are the jigs hooks tested after failure:

Note, so look very beat up ... some of the jigs are "used" on my last trip or the Owner hooks were fail lead melts ... din't want to destroy a new one if I didn't have to (the Ultimate Jig was a new one)

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/836/20110828009.jpg/

Here is the Ultimate Peacock Bass Jig at:

40lbs of pressure:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/20110825006.jpg/

it returned to almost normal after pressure was released

50lbs of pressure:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/718/20110825007.jpg/

did not return to usable level after pressure was released
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Some additional thoughts 
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:39 am Reply with quote
Art Weston
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Location: United States
So most of us will use hooks no bigger than 5/0 hooks. Even if you assume the Owner hooks are the strongest, my result has them fail between 40 and 50lbs.

It is curious to me now thinking about braided lines breaking strength and knot strength relative to hook strength ... whereby we can consider which will fail first and perhaps how to mitigate it.

For instance, why not use a hook that will fail at an ABS AFTER your line would break (depending on your line and knot) ... might be a smart consideration if we have the facts.
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New jig hook tested 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:35 pm Reply with quote
Art Weston
Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 238
Location: United States
Tested a lurepartsonline.com 6/0 jig hook:

http://lurepartsonline.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=2114

Results:
- Began to have a permanent bend at 30lbs.
- Significant failure at 35lbs - 40lbs as seen below:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/710/20111014021.jpg/

Nice size hook (Mustad I think) and they come in various painted colors which can save loads of time vs. painting yourself. However, it does not lend itself to adding a rattle due to its long neck, but it would be easy to tie bucktail to compared to other options ... so something to think about.

-Art
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