So has anyone had the same problem I did this year? I usually use gamakatsu 2/0 red hooks for back bouncing prawns, but this year I decided to try 2/0 red owner hooks. After fishing for 2-3 hours and re-baiting 6 times the red die/paint or whatever started coming off giving me a gold hook. See pics. Also I have a feeling using a red prawn and having gold hooks aren't as good as having a red prawn with a solid red hook.