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Tuna hooks size

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Hi guys,

With all this chat about tuna, I was wondering what size hooks people typically use? I have some mustad 34007 hooks (forged o'shaughnessy stainless steel 7/0) hooks but I'm worried they'll get pulled. should I be worried?

Cheers

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for me there a bit thin in the gauge something a bit thicker like some of the circles or hoodlums

but i suppose the 1st question i should have asked is this for bait or lures

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This is for trolling skirts. I've got some 6" skirts.

Seems the 9/0 would be way too big.

For bait (cubing), I'm thinking of size 13/0 circle tuna hooks. Heavy gauge.

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Yep. Main line is 80lb. Leader is 150lb.

Thanks tackle berry! Was actually starting to lose sleep over this

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i use the 8/0 and 6/0 for sharks on the vic beaches and have never had a 34007 fail yet and have been using them for 22 years

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Yeh I was thinking of using it on big tuna if I get the chance. Fingers crossed

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