The VMC Mystic Carp 7024 Chod Rig Hooks come 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.

DESIGNED specially for when you want to pop baits up over bottom debris, VMC’s Mystic Carp 7024 Chod Rig hooks certainly look like they are built to grab hold at the earliest opportunity.

They’re strong for those heavyweight carp on ‘short links’, being made of hi-carbon steel and forged.

You’ll also find an out-turned eye to achieve the curve you need on a chod rig with a stiff hooklink material.

One of the most impressive features for me, however, is a needle sharp, long point perfect for a solid hook hold.

It’s more important on rigs that might not have a heavy lead or be fished naked and relying on the weight of main line like fluorocarbon.

You really need a sharp point that will find a hold quickly and pull home. This is backed up by a microbarb.

VMC have also added a special PTFE Coating to improve penetration power by up to 50 per cent and reduce any flash off the hook itself.

Well worth a closer inspection, they are available in sizes 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8.

Price: from £3.49 for ten.

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