Mustad signs Bassmaster Elite pro Kevin Short
Category: press release
Feb 24th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Feb 24th, 2015 at 12:00 AM
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.”