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04-02-2005, 22:11
Qoute from RMC rules page:

2) Bent hooks, long shank curved hooks and double-hook rigs are not permitted.

OK . . . I know this question may seem obvious to all and im sure its been debated many a time before but having only recently got back into the sport after a four year break could someone please clarify to me when exactly a hook becomes a 'bent' hook? I mean which part of the hook does it apply to? for example is a Korda Stiff Rigger a bent hook as it has a twist in it or is a Nash Fang bent as the shank curve inwards? or is it something completely different? ? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif

04-02-2005, 22:29
i belive its the shank mate.
sometimes these can do serious damage(hang on all you what have caught on em and they aint done no harm,, i said sometimes) thats where shrink tubing can give the same effect but is safer..
thats my opinion anyway, http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

04-02-2005, 23:02
unless ive been sleeping m8 i dont think korda do a stiff rigga hook pattern ,think u might be getting your wires crossed with a esp hook pattern as for the bent hook issue , be it bent or curved i think both have caused problems with mouth damage over time dont use either prsonally , and would recomend a cuurved shrink tube set up it seems to to do the same job without the damage stomp http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

05-02-2005, 14:07
dah...yeah ESP's what I meant... so would say on RMC waters an ESP stiff rigger constitute a bent hook?

05-02-2005, 14:50
A bent hook in this case is a very specific pattern (let's face it - all hooks are bent, or they wouldn't be hooks http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif). It means a long shanked pattern witha sharp bend or curve in the shank which leaves the eye level with the point.

05-02-2005, 21:46
I Know what your saying about the shrink tube to give the same effect. (Bent shank.) However would this not be classed as double hook rig.
Or by double hook rig do they mean using two hooks. (Does any one other then predator anglers do this.)

Tight lines.

05-02-2005, 22:36
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06-02-2005, 02:31
thanks hippy . . .if what you says right then thats clarified that. Infitnity...im sure the bit your on about aplies to predator hooks as you say (trebles) and possibly rigs like sea anglers use with multiple traces . .

06-02-2005, 10:48

Tight lines.