The VMC Spinshot hooks are the perfect hook to use for fishing drop-shot style. They are ultra light, forged and have a regular length shank. They are also black nickel finished in a vanadium steel.
I personally love using these hooks for my drop-shot fishing as they are built onto a lightweight rotating system, which eliminates any line twist.
I quite often fish with two hooks on the drop-shot rig, about two foot apart, with different lures on each hook.
There are seven sizes in the range, ranging from a 2/0 down to a size 8.
These hooks have a needle sharp point having gone through a point grinding process and are chemically sharpened to perfection.
As with the VMC Spark Point Surfcasting hooks, they are made from vanadium steel, which means that they are not just incredibly light, but also very strong too. These hooks are ideal for the LRF style of fishing, especially when using small, tiny lures.
They have a regular length shank, are non-forged and available in six sizes, ranging from size 4 down to size 14.
The great advantage of using these hooks for lure fishing is that they are made from a fine wire and also have the added benefit of two micro barbs on the shank which lock your lure in place when you thread it on the hook meaning it can’t slide back down the shank. The Spark Point was developed by VMC and is hardened and chemically sharpened to ensure that the hooks stay permanently sharp.
The hooks are made from vanadium steel, which means that they are not just incredibly light, but also very strong too, making these hooks ideal for a finesse style of fishing.
When it comes to targeting larger species such as ballan wrasse from various rock marks around the South West coast, you’ll need to increase your lure size meaning an increase in hook size too. I’ve found the best hooks to use when lure fishing for larger species is the VMC Mystic Predator Drop Dead Weighted hook.
These wide gap hooks are designed for finesse style Texas rigs and come with a weighted shank which is perfectly placed to give your lure a slow fluttering action and a locking spring to hold your bait in place securely.
They are made from high carbon steel, have a regular length shank and are non-reversed. The 3/0 hook weighs 2g, the 4/0 hook weighs 2.7g and the 5/0 version weighs 3.5g
Sometimes I like to use a bait that has no added weight, such as when I’m fishing a mark that’s relatively shallow, when I want the lure to sink at a slower rate or if I choose a buoyant bait and want to keep it in the upper water column when I’m targeting predators that are feeding near the surface, whether I’m here in the U.K. or abroad.
This is when I’ll choose the VMC Mystic Predator Wide Gap.
This hook is designed to be used with light to medium weighted lines and is perfect for Texas or Carolina rigs. It is made from high carbon steel, has a regular shank and also has a resin closed eye. Size available are 5/0 down to 1/0.
Gamakatsu Worm 325 Micro Game have been especially developed for using ultra soft plastic lures.
I find these hooks ideal for mounting small soft plastic lures Texas style when fishing around rough ground. I use these in sizes 6 and 8 and will add a small worm weight or split shot to assist in casting out and to get the lure down in the water column.
Illex Finesse Wide Gape Texas Hooks are made from medium carbon striking just the right balance between low weight and strength. Extra wide gape made from ultra-hard material to guarantee clean hooking and reduce hook pulls.
I use these hooks in size 1 which I find ideal when targeting species such as wrasse and pollock with thin lures such as the Molix Sligo or Spro Urban Prey.