The VMC Mystic Carp 7021 Short Shank Specimen 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.

 

IF YOU’RE looking to steer big carp successfully away from snags or weed, I’d urge you to check out these new hooks.

They are strong, with a wide gape, short shank, a needle-sharp, long point and a PTFE coating, to increase penetration power by up to 50 per cent. Trust me, when you hook a fish, the hook will stay in.

Ideal for bottom baits and pop-ups, they’re available in a micro barbed format, in sizes 8, 6, 5, 4, 2 and 1.

Price: £3.49 for ten.

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