I have been using the Trokar hooks for about a month now and have some mixed feelings on the new hooks from Eagle Claw. I just saw a comment on my post from last month and the reader asked "How did the hooks perform?". Like I said, I have mixed feelings. My first experience with them was unbelievable when I was fishing Lake Istokpoga in a club tournament here in Florida. I was using a 4/0 with a Senko and caught fish all day. That wasn't the big story, the hookups were. I had a few fish that were hooked so good it was almost hard to get the hook out. These scary sharp hooks were penetrating even the hardest parts of the mouths. I had to get pliers a few times. This is a testament to how sharp these surgical grade hooks are.
The downside has been the durability. I have heard from some that they stay sharp forever, but have also heard about the brittle points. I have a few of these $2 hooks still sitting in my box with bent points. I'm not big on sharpening hooks, but I will give it a try so save these hooks. Has anyone else tried them yet?