Gear & Accessories Testing Hook Penetration In-Fisherman July 10th, 2012 | More From In-Fisherman Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Comparative Tests — Recently, Sport Fishing magazine published tests comparing the penetrating ability of 12/0 closed-gap and open-gap J-style hooks with cutting-edge (triangular points) and cone-shaped points. Under identical conditions, closed-gap hooks, with the point bent slightly in toward the eye, penetrated deeper and more easily than did cutting-edge hooks with the points parallel to the hook shank. Cone-shaped points also resisted blunting and tissue tearing slightly more than cutting-edge points. Freshwater literature contains few tests comparing the penetrating ability of various hooks. Based on this research, however, we might expect J-hooks with cone-shaped points to hook fish more easily than similarly sized and shaped J-hooks of equal quality that have cutting-edge points. There have yet been no such tests on smaller hooks, nor comparative tests including circle hooks, wide-gap hooks, and treble hooks. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More gear-accessories Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!