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    Albert Watkinson 2 Guest


    been using these hooks for awhile now.they are very sharp the 10s need the eye closing with pliers .short shanked and easily hidden in the bait.until i find a better one i shall continue to use these hooks for my barbel and chub passing i have had 36 fish on the pattern and never had a fall out.the only other hook to come near it is the fang by nash but it is much heavier

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002


    Have to agree with you Albert. Also use the Fox series 2 but these are a little heavier than the Raptors.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    I know a lot of people rave about these hooks but my experience has been different, of three barbel hooked whilst using these they all fell off after playing them for a short while. I'll never use them again.

    Fortunately I've managed to obtain a goodly supply of my favourite (but now unavailable commercially) Ashima C310 from Ebay recently.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003


    On the subject of hooks has any one had problems with Kamasan Animal hooks lately. I ask because I lost two fish, Bream I think, as the hooks opened up significantly. I mentioned this to a friend who popped up to the fishery whilst I was fishing, without mentioning the make, and he said were they Kamasan Animals? It appears he and another friend of his had the same experience. I don't know if it was just a bad batch as I have never experienced any problems with them in the previous 5 or 6 years.

  5. #5
    Brynn Dovey Guest


    Richard,I haven't used Kamasan Animals but I have had a lot of trouble with Drennan Barbless Carp.I have used these hooks for years and been very happy,but I started getting so many points turn over after just one fish that I have changed allegiance.I tried different packs,even going so far as trying different shops in case I just got a bad batch.No joy!I am now using the Fox series 2 carp match hooks,they are very sharp and stay that way.I had 80 fish on my first trip on them,all on the same hook which was still sharp when I packed up.Can't recommend them enough.

  6. #6


    Albert, i agree that the ESP raptors are a good hook and the teflon big ts even better. I used the 10s for a couple of years with small boilies. My only criticism is the hook point which turns over too much for my liking. I have now switched over to what i feel is a better hook in the Korda Hybrid, which i started using this year. No lost fish and no hook points turned over yet!

  7. #7
    Stuart Harvey Guest


    T6's have very long brittle points which can break off against gravel, stones etc. This is un-noticeable to the naked eye but explains the odd lost fish.

    I've just switched back to Super Specialists. Although I have heard good things about the Korda hooks.

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