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It is exactly the same j-hook that we've been pulling for 40 years. Except it is about 37% longer, which stops the hook from rolling into what you're sticking in.  It's going to go in 37% better. Mathematically. Engineering. Scientifically. It will go through 37% better and then it will reduce radial torque by about 32% because 32% of the shank is gone when it breaks the clips. You are basically using the same j-hook. The only thing is, you are reducing the leverage when you're fighting. It will never do anything that won't improve what you're doing. 


Mathematically, it can't hurt you - it cannot.

Sam Peters, President / Owner Release Marine + Inventor of Sta-Stuk Hooks



At its most basic, the standard fishhook has remained unchanged for nearly 3,000 years. The same j-hook and barb that reeled in dinner for an ancient man is still in use today on deep-sea charters, lakes, and ponds the world over. But Sta-Stuk is different. 

When going after the big fish, common wisdom has always been that the longer the shank on the hook, the better. This extension gives you better leverage for driving the point of the hook deep, but once the hook is set that leverage works against you. Anyone who’s hooked a marlin will tell you they don’t always fight fair. All they need to do is twist in the right direction and suddenly that long shank offers the perfect amount of torque for tearing that hook free. 

With Stay Stuk, you level the playing field. When you set the hook, it offers a long shank that drives the point deep. Once the fight begins, the patented breakaway clips shorten the shank, robbing your prey of its advantage. 


The design has undergone significant field-testing in Cape Verde, Costa Rica, the United States, and elsewhere since 2017. After surpassing 100 individually logged blue marlin bites in 2021, the hookup-to-release ratio was 75 percent. 

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