Bass Pro Shops XPS Swim Bait Hooks
This product is built to fish. i was very impressed with the entire rig and durability while catching fish after fish. Highly recommended product...
July 27, 2010
These are great in the saltwater. I first used these hooks with Berkley Gulp shads and was very impressed. I used to use Strike King jig heads (which are also wonderful) but swithed to these hooks because they hold the bait upright, can be used to rig up soft plastics weedless with relative ease, and are great for bouncing a jerkbait of off the sandy bottoms in my favorite fishing holes. I use the 5/o size, so I get a lot of bites that don't produce catches, but when I get a catch it's a fish worth catching. My one and only complaint is that the hooks are almost too sharp, and I've had a couple of the points bend over if it catches on underwater obstacles.
June 18, 2012
Now that I've used these hooks for a while I can agree with other reviewers. The hook itself is very good. It's just as sharp as any other name brand and the weight is also very good and gives your bair good action. It can also be used for other baits besides swim baits as it gives the bait a nice spiral when it goes down. The one downfall is the keeper. It was a bit too wide for those baits that are narrow and is a bit tough to screw on correctly. If you guys can put on a narrower screw lock this would be a lot better. I would still recommend it due to the versatility and hook quality. The price is right.
July 23, 2010
Happy with hooks
The BPS XPS Swimbait Hooks are super strong and have just the right bend for superior hooking. They lay perfectly to create a totally weedless bait with great hooking power. They hold on after the hook set. I rarely loose a Bass with this hook. The weight is positioned perfectly for Swimbaits. They allow for a nice level swimming action. If I want to fish deeper or use my Swimbait as a jig I just attach a slip sinker to the front of the bait. This setup is great for bridges, pilings and docks.
February 4, 2013