Gardner Covert Dark Continental Mugga Hook
The Covert Dark Continental Mugga hooks feature an extra strong wire,
combining the original Mugga’s amazing hooking power with the strength
required for extreme fishing situations, with several specification
improvements that have been rolled out on all the Gardner Covert Dark hook patterns.
Firstly, we have re-specified the shape and length of the Continental Mugga
hook’s point so they are longer, slimmer and much sharper than before.
The new long tapered points are a major improvement and the shape and point
now ensures the hook pricks even quicker and penetrates easier.
Next, we have swapped over to the new stripped down Covert Dark plating.
This new finish still offers excellent camouflage, thanks to the matt finish,
and also ensures that we keep the sharpest possible point on the hook as
it is a single electroplated finish. The reduction in handling during the finishing
process means the points remain immaculate and razor sharp.
We’ve also upgraded to a micro barb on all the new Covert Dark Hooks.
This offers two major benefits. Firstly, many commercial fisheries require
anglers to use patterns with small barbs as it is kinder to the fish’s mouth,
and secondly micro barbed hooks are stronger as less wire is cut out to form the barb.
The ‘Continental’ version of the Mugga hook is made from significantly stronger,
heavier gauge forged, double tempered high carbon steel. Although the hooks
are 30% stronger the wire used does not make them heavy or bulky.
This extra strong wire means that the Continental Mugga offers brute strength
required for extreme fishing situations, such as fishing for big fish in heavy weed
or near snags.
If you study the design of the Mugga hook range it’s not hard to see why the
Mugga patterns offer unrivalled hooking potential when used with a variety of
hooklink materials. The aggressive hooking action and strong hook holds they
give are due to a combination of key features working perfectly together.
The combination of a sweeping, slightly curve shank and a 25˚ in-turned
eye cause the hook to flip as soon as the hooklink tightens or the hook eye
reaches the edge of fish’s lip. This unique action means that the hook will
take hold firmly in the corner of the mouth or in the bottom lip without
having to add shrink tube to improve a less effective ‘similar’ pattern…
After this the orientation between the hook eye and the razor sharp straight
point creates the best possible angle to aid the hook penetrating quickly and
Simply put, this means you will land more fish and suffer from fewer hook pulls.
Since their launch in 2012 the Continental Mugga has proven itself as an
extraordinary strong pattern that has grown in popularity due to their
reliability and performance. If you’re looking for a hook that combines awesome
hooking power with superb strength, you should take at look at these…
Gardner Covert Dark Continental Mugga hooks feature:
Longer, sharper chemically etched straight point.
COVERT DARK matt finish.
Short curved shank and 25˚ in-turned. »
Manufactured from extra strong forged, double tempered high carbon steel wire for strength.
Covert Dark Continental Mugga hooks are available in Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 in Barbed only.
Supplied as 10 hooks per packet.