After extensive research, where the limitations of both barbed fishing hooks, and barbless fishing hooks were scrutinised, there has been an obvious need for improvement thus resulting in this radical design that crosses the boundaries between what we have had and what we now have.
Made from high grade Japanese wire, the key improvement has been the introduction of a series of minute horizontal grooves on the inside of the specially designed arrow shaped hook point, where historically the barb would have been.
These grooves allow the fishing hook to hold securely in the fish’s mouth when pressure is applied, as the flesh presses into the grooves resulting in a firm hook hold with no slippage. As soon as the pressure is removed the hook returns to a barbless format allowing for easy and safe removal. Simple but so very effective.
None of us can deny that this is a serious and genuine development within the hook sector and one that is set to transform the sport and truly add benefits for both anglers, fish and fisheries. The distinct advantages of GRIPZ Fishing Hooks are easy to appreciate when you consider hook slippage, fish loss via barbless patterns, hook removal damage and trailing rigs through barbed patterns.
Initially GRIPZ were offered in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16’s in the same Wide Gape style as Pallatrax’s successful and existing hook pattern, ‘The Hook’. With a dull finish and unbelievably sharp point, the GRIPZ Fishing Hooks are complimented with a range of nine, extremely effective, hair rigs using the three sizes of GRIPZ and hand tied on Pallatrax high quality Steamlink, Braid and Fluorocarbon in the UK.
And we now offer Eagle Wave Catfish/Predator GRIPZ Hooks in sizes 1, 1/0 and 2/0, GRIPZ Straight Point in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10, and GRIPZ Curve Shank hooks in size 4, 6 and 8 – with a Chod hook in design and due for release early next year.
The Gripz Fishing Hook Difference:
- Not barbed or barbless
- Specially designed arrow shaped hook point
- Unique grooves
- High grade Japanese wire