Mustad UltraPoint KVD Grip-PIN Hook - Model 38101NP
I picked up some 5/0 and 6/0 versions because that was the only size I could get my hands on at the local BPS. I really like them. I've been an Owner hook user but recently tried the KVD trebles and loved them so I wanted to try these. I have used them on worms and creatures for flipping (braid) and Carolina rigging (mono). Most impressive thing is that they are sharp and strong. I couldn't open one up with 65lb braid pitching to standing timber. Caught an 8lb 2oz fish and really whacked her and the hook held up well. The pin will tear baits if you aren't careful rigging them but it holds the bait up well if rigged slowly and carefully.
June 27, 2011
This hook is very sharp as well as strong, and it does what it was designed to. Excactly what I look for in a hook like this and, like most mustad products, it is just a great hook.
August 9, 2011
Great hooks for Soft Jerkbaits
Thanks again for another great KVD product. Thanks to this hook and Strike King Z Too Super Flukes, I've found another way to catch bass. Up until these hooks came on the market, I was not having any sucess with soft jerkbaits. Since I've started to pair these 2 items together, my sucess rate has gone up imensely. Once hooked, the fish do not come unhooked. You never have to worry about the plastic bait coming off either. These will not disappoint you.
August 16, 2011
Great Idea but they WRECK plastic
Fished these the past two days with a senko. They do what they say they do-they hold the bait on the hook and prevent it from sliding down. BUT...they tear up the baits! I get half the normal life with these hooks out of my plastics. The extra pin tears the plastic, and since the lure cannot slide down, in return the plastic tears. I am sticking with my Gamakatsu.
April 3, 2012