The VMC Mystic 7119SH Spinshot Dropshot Hook comes under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

SETTING up an efficient drop shot rig for predators couldn’t be easier when using these Spinshot Dropshot Hooks from VMC.

The system combines a perfect drop shot hook – the VMC 7119 pattern – with a built-in swivel, to ensure that your lure acts as naturally and in as lifelike a manner as possible when sub surface.

All you have to do is use your favourite knot to connect the swivel with a VMC Drop Shot Sinker on the bottom link and you are ready to go.

Thanks to the full rotation of the hook, line twist is eliminated. The points of these hooks are also ‘sticky’ sharp, due to a special hardening and chemical sharpening process, the clever team at VMC adding energy channels to increase the speed of penetration and optimize the hook point’s driving force when you strike.

You’ve got to admit, the curve of the shank and the gape on these hooks does give you angler confidence. VMC call it a Technical Locking Curve! Look out for them, in sizes 1 up to 2/0.

Price: £4.49 a pack (4 or 5 hooks, depending on size).

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