The Middy Band ' Em Pellet Hooks-to-Nylon 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.
Description: Middy KM-2 eyed hooks tied on a Lo-Viz hook link with a pellet band on a twisted hair.
Specifications: 12 in. hook links, available in size 10 hooks to 10.3 lb (0.22 mm) nylon; size 12 and 14 to 8 lb (0.20 mm); and size 16 and 18 to 6.1 lb (0.18 mm).
My verdict: the idea of having a twisted hair on these pre-tied hook links is to allow a bait to hang straight below the hook, resulting in more fish being hooked.
The outturned eye and strong, beaked point also help to keep the banded pellet in place.
You can mount pellets with the help of a banding tool, or you could pull the band into softer baits with a baiting needle, and you won’t need a hair stop, as the band will grip the inside of the bait.
At 12 in. long, these rigs are a useful length for waggler or feeder fishing. The Lo-Viz line comes with a little bit of stretch.
Price: £2.65 for six.
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