If you look at the design of the Mugga it’s not hard to see why it offers unrivalled hooking potential when used with a variety of hooklink materials. The aggressive hooking action and strong hook holds that the pattern gives are due to a combination of key features working perfectly together.
Firstly, the combination of a sweeping, slightly curve shank and a 25° in-turned eye cause the hook to flip as soon as the hooklink tightens or the hook eye reaches the edge of fish’s lip. This unique action means that the hook will take hold firmly in the corner of the mouth or in the bottom lip without having to add shrink tube to improve a less effective ‘similar’ pattern…
After this the specific orientation between the hook eye and the super sharp straight point creates the best possible angle to aid the hook penetrating quickly and securely. Simply, this means you will land more fish.
The original Mugga hook is constructed with a high carbon wire that ensures the hook isn’t heavy or bulky, but thanks to the way the hook goes in and stays in, is still extremely strong and devastatingly reliable hook.
The larger hooks in the range have proven particularly effective and popular with anglers that want to create 360° rigs in circumstances where longshank curved hooks may not be allowed.