Mustad has introduced the new UltraPoint® Grip-Pin Max™, a hook developed and designed by Elite angler Denny Brauer for fishing plastics in heavy cover.
|The Grip-Pin Max is a straight-shank, wide-bite hook with a sleek, integrated keeper on the upper shank to keep baits perfectly positioned without hanging in the grass. This versatile “no slip/no slide” design securely anchors baits without tearing or slipping and is perfect for “Texas Rigging” a wide range of soft plastic baits, such as creature baits, stick baits, tubes and worms. The hook eye is completely sealed for 100% confidence when fishing braid lines, especially when snelling.
“I’m genuinely proud of this innovation. It’s got a shorter shank, super sharp point and the strength is unmatched,” said Brauer. “In testing, the percentage of hook-ups went through the roof and hook penetration was clean and precise. You just don’t miss fish, and with that point angled in slightly, you don’t lose fish even in the heaviest of cover.”
|In conjunction with the launch of the Grip-Pin Max, Mustad has also modified the original KVD Grip-Pin® hook with a new smaller, sleeker keeper that holds baits securely and makes presentations perfectly weedless.|
|Grip-Pin Max||Ref no. G34131NP-BN||Sizes: 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0
Black Nickel Finish
|KVD Grip-Pin||Ref no. 38101NP-BN|
Like all UltraPoint® hooks, both hooks feature Mustad’s 4.3 Micro Sharp Point Technology for a sleek, slimmer, incredibly sharp point. This unique, two-stage Opti-angle point has less metal removed in the sharpening process than with traditional methods, providing all the benefits of a true needle point with incredible strength and durability. Chemically sharpened and Nor-Tempered to be up to 30% stronger than conventional hooks, UltraPoint is a very sharp, very strong needle point that delivers quick, easy penetrations…and longer performance.
“The way you fish soft plastics is about to change. The Grip-Pin series is now in stock as additional sizes are coming in each week. When you rig a soft plastic on the KVD Grip-Pin (38101NP-BN) or the Grip-Pin MAX (G34131NP-BN) your catch rate will go up . . . way up! Baits do NOT slide down the shank.”
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