Mustad UltraPoint KVD Grip-PIN Hook - Model 38101NP
My new tube hook
I have been reading up on the wide gap hooks for throwing tubes. I came across these via searching and the guys from Bass Pro.
To start with I was kinda excited as Mustad hooks are my go to hook for every application. I have been using them since I was a kid. My father and his father used them. With that said, when the hook that is recommended for tubes is of my favorite brand, I was thrilled.
I started off by testing the strength of these hooks. I bought the 4/0 size. These are super strong. I would have no issues hauling in a 5 plus pound fish using these hooks. I did get hung up on some timber and using 50 pound braid, needless to say it took everything I had to get this out without cutting all my line. The hook was just slightly bent down before the limb came free. I had to yank and pull like no other. I had to end up wrapping the line around a wooden rod and walking backwards. With that amount of force on the line and hook, I now have a new favorite hook and line.
One thing I do wish I could find was a larger quantity of hooks instead of buying 3-4 packages. That's really my only complaint about these.
I highly recommended you give these hooks a shot if your going to run some tubes.
August 23, 2012
The hooks work well in open water, but not fishing weeds. Ive had a problem with grass and weeds getting between the bait and the grip pin causing snags. A few fish have used this flaw to their advantage. Mustad makes good hooks, but this one isn't for me.
June 8, 2012
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
Worm , tube , jerkbait , senko , soft plastic no slip,especially when the bait has already caught a fish and has stretched and ripped a little. Strait game changer.
February 12, 2012