The Fisherman’s Journal – The Classic Bass Fishing Hook Redefined Few pieces of terminal tackle SCREAM bass fishing like the offset wide gap hook. This perennial, versatile lip-piercer serves as the foundation for a wide variety of soft plastic delivery systems – such as Texas and Carolina rigs – and is equally effective when adorned with a fluke, Senko, topwater toad and a myriad of other offerings.
Trapper hooks are the Brain Child of Larry Davidson. Davidson is a lifelong accomplished fisherman as well as a tournament bass angler who has always had a knack for finding a better way of doing things. With a love of fishing and a disdain for losing fish, Davidson hit upon the Trapper idea.
Fresh off a whirlwind introduction at ICAST 2016, including a Best-in-Show performance in the New Product Showcase, Trapper Tackle reveals details about its ultra-versatile Dropshot—Live Bait—Finesse Trapper Hook. With applications that are as broad and far-reaching as the sport of fishing itself, this is truly a game changing tool that belongs in every angler’s tacklebox.
Every summer, fishing industry insiders gather at ICAST, an international trade show and exposition that showcases thousands of fishing products. Manufacturers invest significant time and money to position themselves to win the coveted “Best in Show” award in the ICAST New Product Showcase, where products in 24 different categories vie for attention from fishing industry influencers, including outdoor media and buyers. The buzz about Trapper Tackle’s revolutionary hook design could be heard across the show floor and earned the attention and votes needed to upset industry giants in the New Product Showcase.
Throughout the years there have been significant changes, improvements and new inventions that have changed the way we fish. If you were to examine the basic tackle that’s been used to catch fish for thousands of years — hook, line, and pole — two of the three have had significant changes, while the other hasn’t changed much in 40,000 years when it was first carved out of bone. If you guessed the “hook,” you’re right. That’s all about to change thanks to Trapper Tackle’s “Trapper Hook.”