Pallatrax Gripz – New Carp Fishing Hooks
We take a quick look at the new Pallatrax Gripz, will these be the replacement for barbed/barbless hooks? Or are these a gimmick trying to reinvent a wheel?
Pallatrax Gripz Intro
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.
Pallatrax Gripz Close Up
Pallatrax Gripz Features
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.
Pallatrax Gripz Specs
- Not barbed or barbless
- Specially designed arrow shaped hook point
- Unique grooves
- High grade Japanese wire
Pallatrax Gripz Hook Patterns
Pallatrax Gripz Hook Sizes
GRIPZ are 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.
Pallatrax Gripz Video
These look promising but how will they fare up, we have ordered some so stay tuned as we update this article and give you our honest thoughts.