These hooks represent the biggest breakthrough in hook manufacture… ever. We took one of the truly iconic hook patterns and coated it with the industry’s first coloured PTFE finish to make them blend in even better. The ultra-sharp Kaptor point has been left uncoated, because the development team had noticed that uncoated points were sharper. To preserve the eye-wateringly sharp point, each hook is ‘capped’ with a rubber blob. This process ensures that the sharpest point in the carp world stays just that. Each hook is then clipped into a bespoke packet so that it stays pristine until you need it.
The Kaptor Wide Gape range is available in Weed Green and Gravelly Brown camouflage. The colours have been carefully selected to closely match the most common lake bed conditions. The Korda team is in an excellent position to do this because of our extensive underwater experience. What this all means is that carp will find your rig much more difficult to spot on the lake bed, even up close.
The Wide Gape hook is based on the classic Maruta Kinryu spade end pattern – a popular shape in hook. The point is very slightly in-turned so it catches hold quickly creating solid hook holds every single time. This, coupled with ultra sharpness, forms a formidable hook pattern.
The eye is in-turned 15-degrees to flip the hook over quickly and with the addition of shrink tubing makes it even more effective. This is a modern day classic without doubt.
To show how trusted it is by big-carp anglers you'll have noticed that it has accounted for the biggest carp in the country, namely Two Tone, landed by the one and only Darrell Peck. He absolutely swears by this pattern and will use it for a number of presentations, whether that's boilie or particle fishing.
The Wide Gape B is the same pattern as the wide gape but slightly heavier in the gauge to make the hook hold more secure. There is no barb to impede penetration so the thicker wire helps to keep the hook in. We have only made the in-turned point pattern barbless because in-turned points stay in better once they are in because the hook has to turn out the same way it went in which is difficult. A great hook on waters that ban barbed.Very slightly in-turnedSolid hook holdsUltra sharpnessAddition of shrink tubing makes it even more effective