May 2020 Tackle

Catfish Gear #028 — Hooker’s Terminal Tackle

Larry Muse proved the worth of the Dragon Tail dragging weight with his research on Wilson Lake in Alabama.

Larry Muse proved the worth of the Dragon Tail dragging weight with his research on Wilson Lake in Alabama.

 

Catfish Gear #028 — Hooker’s Terminal Tackle

 

James N. Arwood had a dream of making his own hooks. Beginning with several top selling fish hooks, he began studying them with the idea of making them better. At first, he used his creations himself and later gave some to friends. But the friends kept coming back for more. As demand for his hooks grew, he began selling them retail. This small beginning flourished into what is known today as Hookers Terminal Tackle (HTT).

As hook sales increased, he added more products to the HTT line. His success is demonstrated by the numerous anglers who have adopted his products as their choice for all different kinds of fishing, but with a base in catfishing. Often his products are created by consulting with anglers in the field. Two examples are Larry Muse and Zakk Royce. Both have their names on dragging weights, but each for a different type of catfishing.

Muse is cited by many as the first angler to popularize the dragging weight. His testing on Wilson Lake in Alabama proved how effective his design could be when dragging through submerged timber.

Zakk Royce Signature Series dragging weights came about by experimenting with different types on his home waters.
Zakk Royce Signature Series dragging weights came about by experimenting with different types on his home waters.

HTT caries the Larry Muse Dragon Tail in three sizes: 13 inch weighing 2.5oz; 15 inch weighing 4.5oz;  or 24 inch weighing 5oz.

Royce is known for his ability to catch big cats. He worked with James to produce his signature series drifting/dragging weights.

“I experimented a lot with different sinkers,” said Royce. “I found that around here a slinky style weight works best. It allows the rig to go through structure as naturally as possible, which I believe is critical when drift fishing and trolling.”

Regardless of which HTT products you buy, their guarantee cannot be beat. Any product in the HTT line can be returned for any reason if you don’t like them.

Their Return Policy reads like this, “We have the ultimate faith in EVERYTHING we sell. If you have any issues at all with your item please return it for an exchange. Even if you just change your mind, we are here to serve you!”

Visit the Hooker Terminal Tackle’s website at www.hookersterminaltackle.com to view their full line of catfish gear. Given their 100 percent, no questions asked, money back guarantee, what do you have to lose?

Note: James  N. Arwood is the originator of the Catapalooza outdoor expo originally scheduled for June in Pigeon Forge, TN. The coronavirus epidemic caused postponement. It is rescheduled for May 20-23, 2021.

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