The VMC Mystic Predator 7329 DD 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 for hooking a softbait on a Texas rig, the VMC Mystic Predator 7329 DD hooks feature a ‘Drop Dead Weight’.

You start by twisting the head of your softbait onto the tapered spring on the eye, before positioning the barbed hook point in the body, leaving you with a weedless set-up.

The weighted hook shank adds extra flutter to the lure when retrieved.

You can fish it in an erratic fashion, with a series of twitches, or you can stop it close to your target area, allowing it to slowly ‘back off’, thanks to the weighted shank.

The 7329DD hooks are available in packs of four, in a 3/0 (2 g), 4/0 (2.7 g) and 5/0 (3.5 g) sizes.

Finished in black nickel, these needle-sharp hooks have a wide gape and a long shank, to help convert more strikes into hooked fish.

Price: £4.99 a pack.

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