The way I see it, short of creating something that’s completely in its own category, companies can take two approaches in product development. Take an already existing idea and add their own unique twist to it or take an already existing idea and develop a reputation of quality.
Neither route is better than the other and, in many cases, we see success with both approaches when coupled with a strong marketing plan and proven fish catchability. One product that doesn’t leave much room for ingenuity is hooks. A hook is a hook, right? From the naked eye different brands of hooks may look the same but it’s the tiny details put into production that make all the difference.
Proven Quality Production
Right off the top Kitana Hooks are made utilizing a chemically sharpening process. Something to do with the hook dipped in acid etc. etc. That field is not really in my realm of expertise, but from my understanding this process produces a superior product in both strength and sharpness when done right. If you would like to read more on the details, I suggest going to the article at the URL below. It enlightened me to how it works.
Kitana Hooks come in an array of options for all your technique specific needs. Sizes are also plentiful to choose from as well as different gauged wire. Meaning you have standard wired and heavier duty wired options for those times when you’re around the bigguns.
The treble hooks have particularly grabbed my attention since crankbaits are a staple in my arsenal. I can drag a worm all day and won’t necessarily be too worried about dulling an offset worm hook, but when you’re cranking pea gravel or chunk rock it’s vital to have quality hooks that won’t dull quickly.
For tournament anglers’ dull hooks could result in losing fish when it matters the most. Not something a competitor really wants to gamble with. They need everything working for them not against them.
“THESE HOOKS DON’T LET GO”
Coupled with razor-sharp points, the tips are curved inwards slightly. What this generates is something of a “locking in” effect. It’s going to grab those fish and help keep them pinned. They really do take a beating and maintain their sharpness too. I have gone all day and not had to change my hooks once. For my pocket book that’s a plus.
I really want to emphasize just how sharp these hooks are. Truthfully, I’m overly cautious and a little nervous when I’m changing out trebles on my crankbaits using this brand. Which hasn’t really been the case before. I gauge when I need to change out my hooks by slightly rubbing the hooks over the inside of my hand. If the hooks catch my skin and don’t want to let go, they are good, if they pull loose easily or don’t catch at all, I change them. THESE HOOKS DON’T LET GO. They almost seem too sharp. Not a bad problem to have.
What I’m trying to do is somewhat replicate a fish swatting at my bait and its mouth or skin barely hitting my hooks. I want those hooks to snag that fish. This isn’t a sport of freebies. Will I ever lose a fish on these hooks? Probably, just because it is prone to happen on any bait and with any hooks. Honestly though, I haven’t experienced that yet.