Curved shank

Curved shank

Wheares most other hooks on this carp market have a straight backbone, these ones are curved in the shank. Popular in the fly-fishing world, carp anglers realised their coarse potential many years ago.

The curved shank is considered to make these hooks harder for the fish to get rid of. Some more advanced setups, such as the KD rig, rely on the hooking mechanics of curved-shank hooks.