Rippin Lips hooks up catfish
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Rippin Lips says that its new Tournament Grade Circle Hooks have been forged to provide the highest hook-up rates attainable.
Extensively tested by top tournament anglers and guides, these catfish-catchers are said to hit nearly 100% of fish. “We’ve been testing this hook for several seasons now,” says legendary ‘catman’, John Jamison.
“With hundreds of fish to its credit, our fishing records are showing 94% hook-up rate with this hook. That’s an amazing statistic.”
Jamison likens the Tournament Grade Circle Hook to a foolproof snare. “Rigged with the right line, rod and rod holder, this hook creates the ultimate catfish trap. There’s no escaping – fish stay caught until they are safely in the net. And because the hook nearly always penetrates the corner of the jaw, big cats stay in good shape for a lively release.”
Formed and forged using premium VMC Vanadium Steel, Tournament Grade Circle Hooks adhere to strict design specifications made to maximize performance. Critical gap offset and bend values aid and enhance point penetration, while jaw-stinging sharpness ‘seals the deal’.
“We gave these hooks ‘tournament grade’ certification for a reason,” adds Jamison, who during his career has won nearly every major catfish event in the US. “This title is reserved only for the tools that anglers trust. These hooks are wickedly sharp, tough and durable. The gap is wide enough to allow for any size of bait.
“Most importantly, they hook and hold big fish consistently, even lighter biters. In tournaments, it’s the only hook I trust.”
Finished with extra sharp points and imbued with red-blood finishes, the hooks offer superior performance and confidence, says Jamison.
They are forged in four sizes – 3/0, 5/0, 7/0 and 8/0.