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minimize exertion while hooking a fish. Many anglers prefer the stainless version #7732, as smooth stainless steel hooks grip better and do not have to be sharpened as often. Their disadvantage is that they bend open easier compared to the forged steel version #7731. MUSTAD Southern & Tuna 7691 und 7691S The Southern & Tuna differs from the Sea Demon by its slightly inward point. The hook is available in cadmium plate #7691 and stainless steel #7691S versions. The stainless steel version is often used together with marlin lures as a second hook in a double hook rig if the skirts are not too bulky. Preferred sizes are 9/0-10/0. MUSTAD 7698B SEA MATE The Sea Mate is a 2x strong, galvanized hook with a similarly inward-pointing hook point. Mustad 7698B Sea Mate Hooks are ideal when targeting swordfish with natural bait because its short shank will hook better in the fish's soft jaw. Anglers will often file down the sharp edge of the barb, making it round to prevent the hook from cutting and sliding around. MUSTAD #3407SS O’SHAUGNESSY The O'Shaughnessy is the all-rounder saltwater hook for light-tackle anglers. Its longer shank makes the rigging of ballyhoo or belly strips very easy. This hook is available in different versions: Standard (3407), double strength (3407SSD), stainless steel (34007), and the version with an open eye (34091D). The latter is used to tie gang hook rigs, which are shunned upon by the IGFA. The point of one hook is pulled through the slightly curved eye of a different hook and the eye is then crimped shut. Hooks


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