The hover shot is an innovative new finesse technique quickly gaining popularity in Japan. Considered to be a deadly technique for targeting suspended fish, the Ryugi Hover Shot Hook resembles a panicked baitfish when paired with light line, a finesse swimbait or fluke, and a ‘strolling’ retrieve on slack line. When the fish are highly pressured, sometimes even a lightly weighted jig head can fall too quickly and force you to fish too fast. Hover Strolling allows the angler to still use a jig hook with a finesse swimbait, and work the upper portion of the water column slowly by adjusting the action and fall with the use of a small nail weight.
A special worm keeper positioned in the middle of the hook holds the main body of your finesse swimbait, and the 90-degree line tie is positioned to rest above the nose of your swimbait. Featuring a fine-wire construction and Ryugi’s proprietary TC Teflon coating, the Ryugi Hover Shot Hooks have a slick surface that allows you to set the hook with very little pressure.
Ryugi Japan Fishing Tackle has set out to make the best bass fishing hooks and terminal tackle on the market by questioning every aspect of design. Based out of Hyogo Japan, Ryugi stays on the forefront of cutting-edge tackle innovation by utilizing a field staff team comprised of Lake Biwa fishing guides, top Japanese tournament anglers, and even Bassmaster tournament pro Takumi Ito. The development staff at Ryugi believes fieldwork is indispensable, and aims to create products that reflect the ideas and understanding of their renowned field staff.