FIRST-LOOK REVIEW: RidgeMonkey hooklinks

FIRST-LOOK REVIEW: RidgeMonkey hooklinks

RidgeMonkey has launched a range of hooklinks as its product catalogue continues to grow.

From braided hooklengths to stiff chod materials, there are six hooklinks and two leaders in the RM-Tec line up.

The materials are set to enter tackle shops from the end of February 2018.

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RidgeMonkey Soft Braid

RRP: £9.99 (20m)

This ultra-fine braided hooklink is a classic supple material. It’s available in weed green, organic brown and camo colours, all in 25lb breaking strain.

RidgeMonkey says it offers excellent abrasion resistance and a low-visibility finish.

RidgeMonkey Soft Coated Braid

RRP: £13.99 (20m)

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You can’t have a hooklink range without a coated braid, and RidgeMonkey has brought two to market. This one is the softer version and is available in three colours and breaking strains of 25lb and 35lb.

RidgeMonkey Stiff Coated Braid

RRP: £13.99 (20m)

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The second coated braid in the range is a stiffer version ideal for creating booms or using with stiff rigs.

Again, it’s available in the three standard colours and breaking strains of 25lb and 35lb.

RidgeMonkey  Fluorocarbon Hooklink

RRP: £8.99 (20m)

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Made from 100 per cent fluorocarbon, this hooklink is described as having ‘medium flexibility’ and ultra-low visibility underwater.

It’s available in 15lb and 20lb breaking strains, and is well priced.

RidgeMonkey Chod/Stiff Rig Material

RRP £6.49 (20m)

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This thick, tough material is perfect for creating curved section of chod and hinged stiff rigs.

RidgeMonkey says is has unique RM-Tec Easi-Curve technology, enabling you to curve it between your fingers. To straighten it again, simply pull it between two rig tools – there’s no need to use steam.

It comes in a weed green colour and breaking strains of 20lb and 25lb.

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RidgeMonkey Lead Free Hooklink

RRP: £12.99 (10m)

Like a leadless leader, this woven-braid hooklink is splicable and sinks like a stone.

It has a mottled low-vis finish and is available in a 25lb breaking strain and RidgeMonkey’s three standard colours.

RidgeMonkey Lead Free Leader

RRP: £12.99 (10m)

This is an up-rated version of the hooklink mentioned above, boasting a 50lb breaking strain.

Available in Weed Green, Organic Brown and Camo, 50lb breaking strain.

RidgeMonkey Braided Shock Leader

RRP: £10.99 (20m)

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Promising no stretch and supreme strength, this 50lb leader material is designed to be limp enough to zip through the rod rings as you make a big cast.