The Middy Soft 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: hooks-to-nylon for hair-rigging soft pellets.

Specifications: 15 cm hook lengths; Lo-Viz line; KM-4110 Hi-Carbon Barbless Carp X-Strong hooks; machine-tied.

Range: size 10 hooks to 0.20 mm (8 lb) line; size 12 and 14 hooks to 0.18 mm (6.1 lb) line; size 16 and 18 hooks to 0.16 mm (5.2 lb) line.

My verdict: the stiff spikes on these hooks-to-nylon can be pushed into a soft pellet easily, to hold them onto a hair, for bagging work on commercial fisheries.

Created by tying Middy’s grey-tinted, Lo-Viz, low-diameter line onto KM-4110 Hi-Carbon Barbless Carp X-Strong hooks, which have a beaked and in-turned point, they look a good choice for soft pellet work, especially when pole fishing.

Price: £2.49 (six rigs in a pack).

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