Basstar introduces SpinTech Treble hooks
Introduction: Earlier this year we took a look at Basstar's first lure
offering, the Proprunner. This bait came loaded with a rotating hook design and
the company now introduces their new series of SpinTech treble hooks based on
the same spinning hook concept.
Basstar takes the secret sauce
from their lures and introduces SpinTech rotating hooks which can be now used on
SpinTech Rotating Hooks: TroKar might have introduced the sharpest hooks
of the show but Basstar had the most talked about treble hooks at ICAST with
their rotating SpinTech hooks. Rather than use a swivel in the design the
SpinTech hooks make use of a line tie pin for reliability.
A close up of the tie pin design
The SpinTech line tie pin drops directly down the
center of the treble hook so the hook remain balanced on any lure or bait. They
are available in both freshwater and saltwater versions, and in standard or red
finishes. Current size selections include #6, #4, #2, #1, 1/0, 2/0, and 3/0.
These hooks really spin freely!
The SpinTech treble hook is designed to reduce the
chances of losing fish that use the leverage of the bait to spit out the hook.
This is especially true in larger lures like swimbaits. Typical treble hooks
attached to lures suffer limited range in angular rotation. In effect, they lock
up in multiple positions and experience unnecessary leverage and torque that pry
hooks out of fish’s mouths.
SpinTech hooks will be sold in
packs of four
SpinTech’s unique ability to rotate infinitely in
either direction eliminates the locking problem. SpinTech hooks reposition
themselves with the changing momentum of struggling fish. These hooks are
designed to improve positive hook set and provides more fluid control over fish,
no matter how large the fish or how hard they fight. At the show we spun them
and like the axle on a car they spun extremely freely, so much so that it was
actually easy to catch the action on our cameras as the hook quickly rotated.
The SpinTech hooks will be available in the next few weeks in packs of four for
$6.99 and on Basstar's new DeepRunner baits.
SpinTech hooks will be available
in a wide range of sizes and standard and red finishes
Section: Let's not forget Basstar has new baits too