A few years ago, the engineers at Mustad were pondering how to create a hook that did not roll around or shift as much in the mouth of the fish during a fight, but was also stealthy in appearance. The MTC or Mustad Triangle Concept was born and the three flat surfaces of the new wire proved to increase strength by 20% after treatment from Mustad’s specialized forging techniques. The triangle hooks are then coated with Mustad’s new T-Steel, non-reflective, low visibility finish that offers excellent saltwater corrosion resistance. These premium quality hooks are presented in an exclusive box created from sustainable materials. The Mustad Triangle Hooks were awarded “Best New Product” Award at the Efttex Trade Show in 2018.
Mustad has introduced the “Triangle Concept” in three popular hook styles.
Mustad Triangle Demon Perfect Circle Hook
What is sure to become a super star in the circle hook realm, the Triangle Demon Perfect Circle Hook brings the innovative triangle design and benefits to the already stellar Mustad Demon Circle hooks. Using the 3X extra heavy wire to provide the ultimate in strength, Mustad circle hooks are perfect for live bait fishing, pitching to billfish or deep-dropping for swords.
“The distinct curved shape of the circle hook will, when the fish takes the baited hook and swallows it, ensure that the hook travels to the corner of the mouth or lip, resulting in fewer deep-hooked fish”, says Mustad. Just remember that setting the hook with circle hooks implies more of a firm tightening of the line, than an actual strike with the rod. The initial size offerings come in 4/0 through 9/0.
Mustad Triangle Point Hoodlum Hook
The Triangle version of Mustad’s popular Hoodlum Live Bait hook is perfectly suited for heavy duty livebait fishing or for rigging single or tandem in trolling lures. The Triangle Point Hoodlum Hook is formed using Mustad’s 4X extra heavy wire and proprietary forging process. The hook features a straight welded eye for maximum strength for offshore punishment. The initial size offerings come in 4/0 through 9/0.
Mustad Triangle Point Catfish Beak Hook
Not to leave out freshwater anglers who still chase big fish, the new Tringle Point Catfish Beak Hook will become the go-to hook for those chasing freshwater beasts. These hooks are created with Mustad’s 3X extra heavy wire and feature an up-turned, welded eye for the strongest set-up and presentation. The hooks offer a wide gap for secure, solid hook sets when fishing natural bait on the bottom. “For ultimate presentation this hook is designed for the Snell knot, giving the best straight presentation of your bait. A must for any catfish angler”, says Mustad. The Triangle Point Catfish Beak Hooks will be offered in 5/0 to 8/0 and 10/0 and are coated with Mustad’s TitanX Nanotech non-reflective, smooth, low visible finish.
Check out these new hook innovations, now available from the Mustad website and retail tackle shops.