Mustad Introduces AlphaPoint Hooks

June 29, 2023
Tackle News Archive

Mustad has introduced their new AlphaPoint® 4.8 technology which delivers an even sharper and slimmer hook point that is 4.8 times the wire diameter. The elongated and shallower point section allows for deeper and faster hooksets, converting the slightest pressure into efficient penetration. 

AlphaPoint® 4.8 will be added Mustad’s lineup of fresh and saltwater fishing hooks. Designed to meet the evolving needs of modern anglers, AlphaPoint® yields a chemically sharpened needlepoint. 

AlphaPoint® hooks will be offered in many styles and sizes. With a unique offset that maximizes efficiency for a high hookup-to-land ratio, the AlphaPoint® Assault Tactical Wide Gap 2X (38122AP-TX) hook covers a multitude of bait options and fishing styles. The design features a more distinct bend than your standard round bend offset hook, giving large and thick soft plastic baits the ability to collapse against the hook shank to promote better hooksets.

AlphaPoint® Assault Tactical Wide Gap 2X (38122AP-TX)

The AlphaPoint® Triple Grip Short Shank 2/0 treble (ITG76) hook features a modified design that creates a wider gap than similar-sized round bend trebles. Its tapered eyelet easily slips between split rings and the thin-wire hooks allow baits to track true while delivering improved hook-up ratios.

AlphaPoint® Triple Grip Short Shank 2/0 Treble (ITG76)

For an artificial lure that lacks modern thrills, jigheads are extremely versatile and can be fished in numerous manners throughout the water column. The A-Tak Swim (AJIG03-TX) jig will be made available in 1/8, 3/16, ¼, 3/8, and ½-ounce sizes. When fish become finicky on high-pressured lakes or rivers, finesse techniques reign supreme. Mustad’s Ned and Shakey Head AlphaPoint® hooks round out the new tactical bass jigheads allowing anglers to fish small baits on light line.