Looking for aggressive hooking to convert more pick-ups from carp into takes? Long shank, bent hooks offer unrivalled turning when a bait is taken into the mouth, but many fisheries (rightly) ban long shank curved and bent patterns due to concerns over damage.
Here’s an easy way to safely replicate the mechanics of long shank patterns for deadly hooking, yet allowing the hook to straighten during the fight when the angle of pull changes on a fish, preventing any chance of double hooking.
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