X2 on Slammers post. I have been using these hooks for the last 7-8 years with very good success, especially on bigger profile rigs.I have gotten away from kale style hooks as they can bend on big fluke and with the hold finish they are weaker due to the anodized finish. I like Gamakatsa 5/0/or 4/0 octopus hooks.fluorocarbon isnot need for flounder fishing just wasting money
Have you ever been tempted to crush the barbs down for easier removal?I use 5/0 octopus hooks. There was actually a study done using different hook sizes for fluke. The study was designed to explore which hooks caught well and helped to minimize the catch of undersized fluke. 5/0 was found to be that size. When you fish with smaller hooks you get more gut hooked fish and more undersized fish. When you get up to 7/0 you start reducing your catch of keeper size fish.
I used to use 4/0 Kahle hooks. They are thought to cause less gut hooking then traditional hooks. I have gotten away from using them because if we do deep hook a fluke, they are harder to safely remove from the fish. With a 5/0 octopus hook I can slip a finger in the gill arch and quickly dislodge the hook without causing undo damage to the fish.