The extra long point of the Specialist Barbel hook is immensely sharp, giving instant penetration on the take. There are two noticeable features that make this hook stand out from the crowd. Firstly you have a Teflon coating with a non-reflective, dull charcoal-grey colouration that blends into its surroundings far better than a standard hook. By using Teflon coated hooks you will dramatically reducing sun glare when fishing in shallow or exceptionally clear water. The second and most beneficial feature of the hook is the slightly in-turned eye. This excellent hook also has a short to medium length shank with a circular curve and whisker barb.
Although it was initially designed for barbel, the Specialist Barbel has now found favour with anglers targeting other hard-fighting species such as tench, carp and chub.