ICAST COUNTDOWN: Trapper Tackle will have you hooked
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Trapper Tackle, a new brand being launched on the ICAST show floor next week, isn’t afraid to flout tradition, a fact proven at the big Orlando trade show.
Although the basic shape of hooks has hardly changed for centuries, the US company’s new product is set to be a big talking point in the Orange County Convention Center.
The patented, squared design of Trapper’s hooks replaces the conventional round bend at the base of the hook.
The unusual shape, says the manufacturer, makes it difficult for the hook to rotate out of a fish’s mouth and increases the percentage of hooked fish that will reach the net.
The shape of the hook also helps keep the bait in place and, in particular, improves the retention of live and other soft baits. As a result, anglers can make more effective bait presentation and spend more time fishing.
Bassmaster Elite pro, Vince Hurtado is already a big fan of the Trapper design. “I’ve noticed a significant improvement in landing ratios,” he says. “This hook will raise any angler’s game, whether they are fishing for bass, walleye, musky, pike, crappie or other species.”
Trapper’s years of research and field-testing have spawned the general and technique specific hooks being introduced to the trade at the show.
Brand owner, Landum Outdoors, based in Florida, will unveil five hook families in a variety of sizes and wire gauges for a total of 19 different hook types. One of them – the Trapper Dropshot/Live Bait/Finesse hook – has been entered in the terminal tackle category of the New Product Showcase.
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