Mustad® Ramps up Grip-Pin® Technology with New Weighted Hook System


Doral, Florida– Mustad®, the global leader in fish hooks since 1877, has expanded the popular Grip-Pin Series with the launch of the new Weighted Grip-Pin Hook range.


Grip-Pin technology starts with the oversize solid metal keeper barb, which features a compact profile for superior hold of soft plastic baits without tearing or compromising shape, and super strength to stay in place fish after fish. The new Weighted Grip-Pin Series combines this keeper system with the added benefit of a new integrated belly weight system. Grip-Pin Belly weights are engineered for minimum diameter and with precise placement on the shank for optimal presentation.


The Grip-Pin and Weight Assembly are affixed to the shank of the hook, then encased in a slick, black polymer coating. The process bonds the components (hook, weight & keeper) into a single unit with a hard, impact resistant, low friction outer shell that is built to last The result is an integrated system that provides a combination of tremendous benefits to a wide range of anglers whether fishing big bass, or inshore fishing for trophy redfish: superior durability in extreme fishing conditions, easier weedless rigging, maximum holding capability, and effortless technical presentation.


Magnus Gunnarsson, Vice President Americas for Mustad shared, “We have had many requests for this hook: consumers, professional fishermen, guides, and even soft plastics manufacturers! The Grip-Pin Keeper System is a true success, it is an award winning design and there have been many excellent reviews, but also feedback about the need for a weighted version. We are very pleased with the final version, and truly feel that it is another best in class product.”


The first release will be a weighted version of the super versatile KVD Grip-Pin (Reference# 38101NP-BN), based on Mustad’s popular Big Mouth™ extra strong wide gap soft plastics hook; known for its hooking and holding power. The weighted KVD Grip-Pin will be available in sizes 3/0-6/0, and in 1/16 ounce, 1/8 ounce and 3/8 ounce weight options.


The reference numbers for this series:

38101NPW116 (1/16oz) Sizes 3/0 - 5/0

38101NPW18 (1/8oz) Sizes 3/0 - 6/0

38101NPW14 (1/4oz) Sizes 5/0 – 6/0


Like all Mustad® UltraPoint® hooks, this new series features Mustad’s 4.3 Micro Sharp Point Technology®, which means hook points don’t roll, and sharp hooks “stay sharper longer.” Mustad’s Nor-Tempering process makes UltraPoint® up to 30% stronger than conventional hooks, for more confidence when battling the big ones.