The Mustad KVD Drop Shot Hook is an extra wide gap drop shot hook designed to decrease the bait's interference of the hook set. There's no doubt about it, the drop shot technique has become among the go to tactics for catching bass when conditions get tough. The amount of bites produced by the technique is mind boggling, however the hook-up percentage is typically low due to the small hook size used for the application. After encountering this issue first hand, Bassmaster pro angler Kevin Van Dam worked with Mustad to create a hook that could increase the chance of hooking and landing those fish.
The result was a wider gap finesse hook designed from a pre-existing live bait hook. The possesses a fine wire which is optimal for drop shotting because of the use of light fluorocarbon line. The lighter fluorocarbon needs to be matched with similarly light wire hooks, if the hook wire is too heavy it will take too much force to efficiently penetrate the fish's jaw and result in broken line. The light wire design also aids in the presentation of the bait as it will not inhibit the plastic's action. The wide gap and down turned eye create a hook that will position itself straight on the line and hold a large plastic while still retaining an open hook point. In addition to the drop shot application, the hook can be used for wacky rigging a worm - we'd suggest the 1-2/0 sizes for that technique. We offer the red color of the Mustad KVD Wide Gap Dropshot Hook in seven sizes: 8 - 2/0 each pack contains a quantity of 25 hooks.