Re: Pakula SSteel Hooks light gauge
The record on Dojo Lights has increased somewhat:
Was reading you the below on Marlin nut
lots of guys are using the lights on 37 getting fish up to 330 KG (biggest I know of, I think) by Adam Scott in NZ on a size 35 light, but as you say tactics are needed and a great deal of understanding about the whole system.
and tough I would just send you some pics of two Blacks one estimated at 850 and the other at 800 lbs caught on your SS light gauge hooks on 80 pound tackle off Bazaruto island - Mozambique last year. By mistake I was sent the light stuff, gave them a try and had a few hooks bent but did get the 2 fish above plus another 3 over 600 on them. Also fought a estimated 1000+ fish for 4h30 hours which chaffed through the 650 leader.
As you can see on the lure picture the hook did bend but we still got the fish. As you will notice the top hook is a mustad 7732 but both fish were hooked on the trailing SS pakula hook.
I have now got myself the heavier gauge, but still use the light stuff on 30 pound gear as their penetration is really great.
Duarte A. Moreira Rato