What Is an Octopus Hook?


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An octopus hook is a type of fish hook that features a short shank with a round hook and bend that is less dramatic than that of a circle hook. A number of manufacturers offer octopus hooks in a variety of colors, sizes and finishes.

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Octopus hooks are popular for bait fishing when natural presentation requires minimal hook weight and size. They may be used with a variety of live baits and are ideal for hooking leeches through the "sucker." The style is effective with a number of fishing techniques for many species of fish. A slight variation on the octopus hook is the mosquito hook.

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