THE STA-STUK SOLUTION
During the bite and during the fight, the revolutionary design of Sta-Stuk means that once you've hooked that big sailfish, it has nowhere to go.
On traditional fishhooks, the short length of the shank means that your barb is already rolling out of place when you get that first tug on the line. The simple solution, of course, would be to make the shank longer. And Sta Stuk is longer, with around a 37 percent longer shank compared to traditional J hooks.
But during the fight, that longer shank works against you, giving the fish more leverage to work the hook free. And this is where Sta Stuk works differently, with a breakaway set of clips that immediately shorten the shank once the hook is set. Thanks to the shorter shank, that hook is going nowhere. It's the best of both worlds - a longer shank for the bite and a shorter shank for the fight.
I have gotten to fish the last 3 years with the prototype Sta Stuck hooks on 3 different boats in blue marlin locations throughout the world, Including Bermuda, Mid Atlantic East Coast US , Cape Verde, and Bahamas. I have seen a increase in hookup and catch percentages compared to a typical J hook in a lure. I am a believer of the difference a Sta Stuck hook makes!! Besides Blue Marlins, We have seen a very noticeable difference in the number of white marlin catches on lures with Sta Stuck!!
Drew McDowell, Palm Beach Towers
Sam Peters, President / Owner Release Marine + Inventor of Sta-Stuk Hooks
HOW STA-STUK WORKS DURING THE BIT
This is our standard J hooks like we've been using forever. If you're going to try to stick it in something, what you are going to notice as I begin to pull, all of a sudden you'll see this shank is literally rolling almost 35 degrees from what I'm trying to stick. Ideally, I would like that to be perfectly straight, but what's happening, is it's coming literally all the way over. If you look at it real close, you'll notice that it point is actually laying there so we know that the shorter the **** the more the hook will roll. What I really love about the Sta-Stuk as we made it about 37% longer on the bite, so you can see it iw super long. When you get yourself in that same situation as you can see now your role is probably 15 to 20 degrees less than it was when your typical J. You can see your angle of attack is actually straight into your target here versus playing this way to the hook. That was the first thing that we thought was a major breakthrough.
Of course, there are long shank hooks but a long shank during the fight is your worst nightmare and will show you how that works during in the next sectional fight.
HOW STA-STUK WORKS DURING THE FIGHT
When a longshank goes in what happens, it becomes sort of a longer lever that will actually start to rip and tear into your fish from the place where you hooked it. You can see its working against you, you can see its starting to rip itself out. This lever is working against you if you pulled down, to the right, to the left or to the right or even up. About 50% of where we're going to pull on this Marlin that we are fighting, we are using this lever to tweak this way, tweak that way. How can something that's hooked for that long, come unhooked after that amount of time. It basically comes from the rotational wear and tear from where you hook that fish.
This is a Sta-Stuk. Here it is in its full length. The hook goes in, once it gets fully in, and when you hit with the drag or the pressure the clips will pop and that thing will still rotate and stay at anything you got. For a long period time. You'll notice that there's no big tear, no big ripping. Just works completely different because of the swivels and the three rings together. Instead of a point up here whatever the distance that you've cut down and said how much leverage is how much you have taken off. That’s around 34% less rotational torque. You can see it just literally just stays forever. It’s pretty neat, pretty amazing concept