Customer Reviews

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Alan Fisher

Hello Mike, My name is Alan Fisher, I own the f/v Silver Tip. I have been a big fan of the stainless circle hooks and have only recently found out that you are the one responsible. I am wondering if it would be possible to get the 16's with size 6/0 swivels on them. Hope to hear from you and good fishing to you.

Matt D. -Alaskan troll fisherman for over 40 years.

"Qi hooks are sharper, better and cheaper."

 

Paul O. -Alaskan troll fisherman for over 20 years

"I started buying Qi hooks a few years ago. now I only buy Qi hooks."

 

Ryan W. -Alaskan troller for 15 years, commercial fisherman

"These are the best hooks. They don't break when I crimp them on the gear. They are sharp right out of the box. I use both the 'blued' and bright hooks for different species."

 

Gary M. - Sitka, Alaska

"I've used Qi Hooks long-lining for some time and I like them better than Mustad. They last a lot longer and don't get brittle and because they're malleable they're easier to bend back into shape."

 

 

 

Here are some customer reviews taken from Salmontrolling.com

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by Crawfish » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:47 am

What's your favorite curved point or non curved point stainless hook. The Mustad 95170's I use seem to be more prone to crevice corrosion than they used to be. I am looking for an alternative to 5/0 Mustad 95170's.
 

Re: Hooks

by fveureka » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:26 pm

http://www.qihooks.com/troll-hooks.html Qi trolling hooks seem comparable to Mustad, real sharp and stainless. I used #5 on dogs, 6&7 for hoochies and spoons.
 

Re: Hooks

by Crawfish » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:33 pm

Cool I will give them a try.
 

Re: Hooks

by edsofish » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:52 pm

Something I have been doing for my halibut hooks since the eyes kept corroding and breaking in a very short time is; get some aluminum picture hanging wire and cut a piece about 2 inches long. Put one end through the eye and wrap the long part around the hook shank and then bend the part that went through the eye around the shank like you did with the long part until it is tight. By doing this you are adding an anode to the hook and it keeps the hooks from corroding for a much longer time. I used to go through a box of 6/0 9510 ss very quickly and now replace the hooks when the point gets too short. 

Give it a try and see how it works for you. 

All the Best to all and the Best of Luck

 


Mustad vs Qi hooks

Re: Mustad Hooks --revies are taken from Salmontrolling.com

by Lulu » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:46 pm

Remember in 2013, the Mustad 95170 snapped when the barb was bent down. A little piece of the barb was left. I got caught by Coast Guard in one of their joint task force enforcement operation over this issue. Fortunately, I was outside state waters and the infraction was relayed to NOAA. The NOAA officer was more knowledgeable and understanding of the situation; i.e. I made the best attempt to bend the barb down, that the ignorance Coasties.

As a result, I investigate why this happens (barb snapping instead of bending). After talking with Pacific Net and finally Mustad, I learned the Sweds continue to make the metal stock, BUT moved the bending and annealing process to China. The Chinese couldn't get the annealing (cooling the metal down) process down which caused the hooks to be brittle.

As a result, I looked at all the available manufactures and found Qi hooks (pronounced Chi). Great hooks! I was able to go from Mustad 5/0s to Qi 7/0 without effecting the spoon or hoochie performance. The best feature of the Qi straight hook, verses the claw point, is the distance from the hook's point to the throat is about .25" longer. I believe I loose fewer fish because there is more hook keeping them on.

I'll never go back to Mustad. Check out Englund Marine as a source who sells Qi hooks.

 

Re: Mustad Hooks --revies are taken from Salmontrolling.com

by Salty » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:36 pm

Murray Pacific also sells these hooks which Mike Mayo developed. The first batch had problems but they are working great now.

 

Re: Mustad Hooks --revies are taken from Salmontrolling.com

by Lulu » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:36 pm

I sell Mike's hooks to anyone who will listen They catch more, bend less, and have yet to fail after two seasons.

* Mike's Hooks [Mike Mayo started Qi hooks because he was dissatisfied with mustad hooks]

 

Re: Mustad Hooks --revies are taken from Salmontrolling.com

by Furuno » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:33 pm

My kids don't like Qi hooks! Iused to pay them 10cents to sharpen every Mustad hood I bought. The Qi hooks are very sharp right out of the box. I'l never buy another Mustad.

 

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