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   Old Thread  #23 24 Jan 2019 at 12.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What are the dimensions of that swivel?

They are Solar's size 8, about 38mm overall. Quite a bit heavier than standard size 8 swivels so for the most part I do not require any counter weight.

@ post #16. Mick: The hook is a size 4 Gardner CRV. The eye is very well formed and unlike with other 360 Degree Rig hooks, I have never had an instance where the eye catches in the net. I think this is possibly due to the size of the swivel, which masks the eye totally.

I have posted several pix on here showing LS Muggas and Fox Series 5 or LSC hooks with the eye covered with shrink tube, as both those patterns are prone to the eye catching in the net, as you have pointed out.

As for the glare. Well all the carp I have landed while using Solar's ball bearing swivels don't seem to be too fazed by it, if indeed it exists!
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   Old Thread  #22 23 Jan 2019 at 8.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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bought some of the CRV after seeing that pic on another thread Ken.
Still have some of the JRC 360 hooks but dont tend to use as are discontinued

as for best Curveshank - for my German/Ronnie i have been using the size 4 Ridgemonkey and cannot fault them, strong, sharp & stay sharp

used to use the Mugga before which again are excellent
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   Old Thread  #21 17 Jan 2019 at 6.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have a look at the carptackleonline Scorpion Curve Hooks mate, they are super strong and super sharp, each hook is checked by hand before being despatched, been using then since May 2018 and cannot fault them and only £2.50 posted, there is no compromise on quality , just very reasonably priced.
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   Old Thread  #20 17 Jan 2019 at 5.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Ken,

What are the dimensions of that swivel?
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   Old Thread  #19 16 Jan 2019 at 10.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Gardner Mugga, or I think the pattern number was GP204 by Gamakatsu.
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   Old Thread  #18 16 Jan 2019 at 10.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I would be happy to put that out with a nice big flouro lead attached to REALLY give them something to look at...

....Just like some of the really good NW mere anglers used to years ago.

I use the ball bearing swivels also. Best on the market for spinner type rigs IMO. Brilliant on HSR where the swivel sits up on a loop so the counterbalance on the boom.

Ken's probably not showing you that bit though...

I haven't seen many fish spook off things they can see......seen plenty spook off things they can't see but touch though..!!
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   Old Thread  #17 16 Jan 2019 at 9.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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More glare there than a mirror ball down Flairs on a Friday night.
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   Old Thread  #16 16 Jan 2019 at 8.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ken I am not having a dig here btw
With the eye of the hook exposed like it is this way
If there is a gap in the wire of the loop onto the shank ( hope that makes sense )
Is this where some people have had issues of the eye of the hook snagging in the net
Causing fish damage ? Creating the bad publicity the rigs sometimes get
In this instance ,as the picture does not show
Do those hooks have a closed loop already ?
Or do you crush it closed ? To prevent the problem
I have seen some rigs like these with shrink tube over the eye
To overcome the gap / snagging issue on certain patterns
Just asking as Iím not familiar with those hooks
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   Old Thread  #15 16 Jan 2019 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use Muggas as well they are great hooks I use them mostly on ronnie rigs.
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   Old Thread  #14 15 Jan 2019 at 7.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I normally use Fang xs for 90% of my fishing. But looking at JB precision and the amount of good reports I have taken a chance and ordered a bulk of them.
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   Old Thread  #13 15 Jan 2019 at 7.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
CRV is the best 360 hook I have ever used.



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   Old Thread  #12 15 Jan 2019 at 7.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Clearly muggas are going to be the one. Is it worth beefing up with the continentals for the river then?
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   Old Thread  #11 14 Jan 2019 at 9.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Muggas, or have a look at the long shank muggas. They are identical to the Carp R Us Longshank nailer I used for years, until the quality dipped. They have a long, very sharp point on them.

The Mugga in a 4 is bombproof, don't go any smaller on a river in that pattern. The CVR mentioned by Elltel, I just had to google.... YES LEWIS, you do listen mate x... Nice box to keep the points sweet, and a heavy gauge wire for that curve shank hook!

I'm quite set in my ways with hooks, and only use/order certain patterns.

I will have some of those on the way this week, I love the look of them bad boys! Thank you Elltel!

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   Old Thread  #10 14 Jan 2019 at 8.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Muggas for sure or j precision if you want hand sharpened
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   Old Thread  #9 14 Jan 2019 at 7.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The angling iron curved hook is very good, a finer wire than most and a wider gape but really really sharp and strong. If ywant a slightly longer shank then Nash fang are also very good
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