Captain Ozzie said it. I agree that the subjects in Captain Scott's original thread were too varied and jumbled. Maybe we should deal with one cat at a time. Here's one: Why does the PTTS mandate the use of circle hooks, when the state does not? I'd have a hard time believing that the intent is to avoid gut-hooking tarpon. It seems more likely that it's to avoid the spectacle of tarpon coming to the surface bearing hooks in body parts other than the face (bloody gills come to mind). That certainly wouldn':huht make for very good TV. If the Tarpon ARE actually eating the jig, it really wouldn't matter what kind of hooks they had INSIDE their mouths. The only reason I can think of to prohibit J hooks is that they may be better at snagging the fish. But what do I know?