Mustad Signs Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Kevin Short

Doral, Florida February 13, 2015 – Mustad, the world’s leading hook manufacturer since 1877, is proud to announce the signing of Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Kevin Short to its pro staff.
Kevin Short, is a 5 time B.A.S.S. Tournament Champion entering his 14th year as a professional angler. Known to Bassmaster fans as “K-Pink”, Kevin is a tough competitor recognized both for his larger than life Hot Pink jersey and Bass Cat boat, as well as his outgoing personality and sense of humor; and in 2014 overcoming great odds to make the cut for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, his third appearance at the event.
“Mustad is very pleased to have a man of Kevin’s energy and character on our team; his knowledge and experience is a great asset. When you attend a Bassmaster Event you can easily see the appreciation that the fans have for him,” says Mustad Sales Manager Steve Tagami. “The inner strength Kevin has shown in dealing with a major personal catastrophe in the loss of his home, and to work through it with such a positive outlook commands great respect. To come back after that with two consecutive top ten finishes in a row is inspiring.”
Kevin’s arsenal will include the following Mustad UltraPoint™ Series Hooks featuring 4.3Technology™, the engineering process that means UltraPoint™ Hooks Stay Sharp Longer:
Mustad UltraPoint Elite Series™ Treble Hooks:
TG76NP-BN 2X Short / 1X Strong KVD Elite Triple Grip Trebles
TG58NP-BN Standard KVD Elite Triple Grip Trebles
TR78NP-BN 1X Strong Round Bend Elite Trebles
Mustad UltraPoint Grip-Pin™ Series Soft Plastics Hooks – featuring the Super Strong Grip-Pin Keeper System:
Grip-Pin MAX™ (Ref# G34131NP-BN) Flippin’, Pitchin’ and Punchin’ Hooks
KVD Grip-Pin™ (38101NP-BN) Offset Wide Gap Soft Plastics
”I have been using Mustad hooks for many years and am happy we can work together,” says Kevin. “Whether fishing the Bassmaster Classic or just for a day of fun, one of the most important things to do is control all the variables I can to maximize my catch. I know when I tie on a Mustad hook, I’m using the sharpest, strongest hooks I can get and that’s one less thing for me to worry about.”
About Mustad
Every year since 1877, more anglers worldwide put their trust in Mustad than any other brand to catch their fish of a lifetime. Sold in over 160 countries, Mustad Hooks are the world’s best-selling brand and heralded by top anglers for strength, sharpness, and quality. At the heart of every Mustad Fish Hook is wire drawn and processed specifically for fish hook production at the Mustad Factory, in operation for over 180 years, in the town of Gjovik, Norway. This exclusive process means that Mustad is the only company in the world that controls all phases of fish hook production from wire to finish. Mustad brands include Mustad UltraPoint Hooks, Mustad Classic Hooks, Mustad Signature Fly Hooks as well as Terminal Tackle and Fishing Tools. Included in Mustad’s portfolio of legendary styles are Demon Perfect Circle Hooks, KVD Elite Series Treble Hooks, Slow Death Hooks and the new ground breaking Grip-Pin Series.
For more information on Mustad’s newly expanded lineup of product, call (305) 597-0553; write O. Mustad & Son Americas., 2315NW 107th Ave. Box 88 Doral, FL 33172, visit or the Mustad Hooks Facebook page.