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    Default Crappy Hooks?

    We've been down this road before. But since it was mentioned several times in another thread (that I didn't want to hijack), can someone point out what is meant by a "Crappy Hook". Let's see if you can identify specific manufacturers and model hooks with the reasons for your opinion, and know what it is you think you know or whether you just have an unsubstantiated opinion. Oh, there's nothing wroing with liking a brand or model. I'm just wondering what is meant by "crappy".

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    Allan

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    There are crappie hooks and there are crappy hooks. Crappie hooks down south are usually Aberdeen light wire hooks designed to use with a minnow. However they can have feathers, fur and stuff added to make flies on them. I do it all the time. Crappy hooks are just that, crappy. Bad hooks that break and have other issues. Then there are those of us who only have a loose connection between our brains and fingers and type stuff we really do not mean to imply.
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    A crappy hook hook is whatever brand the tyer feels is inferior, with or without testing. I think the only really crappy hooks I have gotten was a box of Mustad #18 9671's that weren't properly tempered so that the entire tip broke off when you tried to crush the barb.
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    Umpqua, U-Series, U202 model, size 22

    Most of the hook eyes were opened up if not completely straightened out. In my "opinion", that makes for a "crappy" hook. The hooks were returned to Sportsmans Warehouse of Grand Junction Colorado, and I was offered a full refund, or another bag of hooks. I took another bag, and upon inspection, these hooks were fine.

    The U-Series from Umpqua, have a duller finish, and their points are not as sharp as their Tiemco cousins. That being said, at half the price as Tiemco, I am still using the U series.
    That's as unsubstantiated as I care to get.

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    crap?py (ˈkr?p i)

    adj. -pi?er, -pi?est. Slang. extremely bad; inferior.

    For me, the ones that are soft, too brittle, eyes not fully closed, points not sharp, straighten out on a dink...etc. My Mother just loved that expression and we had crappie in our backyard pond down in UJ's neck of the woods. I believe that anyone who has tied for a period of time has certain hooks that will no longer be gracing the jaws of their vise. If further information is necessary, check my BLOG and see what I don't use...

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    Quote Originally Posted by planettrout View Post
    crap?py (ˈkr?p i) adj. -pi?er, -pi?est. Slang. extremely bad; inferior.

    My Mother just loved that expression and we had crappie in our backyard pond down in UJ's neck of the woods. PT/TB
    As you probably know, mostly only native Georgian call them crappy and the majority of Southerner them croppy, speckled perch, specks, sacalait. I had to explain it to a friend in Mississippi they were so large and plentiful we would not call them crappy.
    Last edited by Uncle Jesse; 04-20-2013 at 08:13 PM.
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