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FIRST-LOOK REVIEW: Nash Twister Longshank hooks

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FIRST-LOOK REVIEW: Nash Twister Longshank hooks

Nash's classic Fang Twister has spawned the Twister Longshank thanks to a tie in with Pinpoint, and it could be the answer to many anglers' prayers...

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RRP: £4.99 | www.nashtackle.co.uk 

The original Nash Fang Twister is an absolute classic hook, with its distinctive shallow bend dagger-like point, but even old favourites need an update every now and then.

Nash's much-publicised collaboration with German company Pinpoint has seen a change in wire gauges, sharpness and slight geometrical tweaks. This, however, is a fresh pattern altogether.

As Marc Voosen from Pinpoint notes in our illuminating interview, longshank hooks are often the forgotten members of a company's range, but it really shouldn't be this way.

 Not the biggest size 4 longshank, but hugely impressive

Not the biggest size 4 longshank, but hugely impressive

Used correctly, a decent longshank hook can be the best option going, and by the look of these new Nash versions 2018 might just mark a renaissance for this pattern type. 

These hooks are frighteningly sharp, nicely finished and boast that distinctive flattened wire that you come to expect from Nash hooks.

Our sample size 4s did appear a bit on the small size, but as hook sizes are basically plucked from thin air by each manufacturer so it's best to buy your first packet by eye in the tackle shop.

Other than that, our early inspection of these hooks reveals nothing to dislike.