Long shank

Long shank

Long and thin, these hooks are perfectly suited for use with bottom baits. If you are fishing with particle baits such as sweetcorn or tiger nuts then these hooks are the perfect accompaniment.

The long shank can push your bait too far away from the point of the hook, but trapping the hair on the bend with a piece of tubing will eliminate this problem. These are probably the most under-used hooks in carp fishing and we reckon that's a crying shame - go against the grain and use them; the hookholds might just surprise you!