Talon Tip Hooks - Gardner Tackle
A particularly useful pattern when fishing over gravel as the pattern is less prone to the point being damaged by touching stones than straight point hooks.
Incredibly strong in all sizes, being manufactured from the highest grade forged high carbon steel. The chemically etched beaked point and inturned eye design of the Talon Tip, along with a forged off-set bend and micro barb has made this hook the benchmark against which other similar hook patterns should be judged.
Whether being used for huge carp or hard fighting river fish like barbel, this pattern offers unmatched reliability, excellent hooking potential and firm hook holds.
Feedback has also indicated that this hook is fantastic for waters where barbed hooks are banned as the beak point grips and holds extremely well.
- Available in Barbed.
- 10 hooks per pack.
2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12
"Talon Tips are ideally suited to the stresses and strains of big Barbel fishing but I use these ultra reliable hooks in all kinds of angling situations for big fish where strength is paramount."
All Gardner hooks are manufactured in Japan to our exacting specifications. The different patterns are the result of hundreds of hours of design and testing. Crucial variations such as wire diameter, angle of attack and point deflection, eye angle and degree of forging are carefully manipulated in controlled conditions to achieve the very best hooking percentages, holding power and reliability.
New patterns then undergo extensive field testing by our team of top anglers for many months (sometimes years) on different types of waters; any tweaks and adjustments are incorporated into the final pattern before approval.
Gardner hooks undergo a 2 stage tempering process. In the first stage the hooks are heated up to a very high temperature for a short time and then quickly cooled. The second process is much longer and at a much lower temperature. The combination of these two processes ensure that the steel is first purified and the molecular structure is transformed into the perfect state between being too brittle or too soft.
Not surprisingly, the exact details are jealously guarded but have a proven track record. The chemical sharpening process guarantees our legendary sharpness together with a point of high Carbon Steel that resists damage against gravel or bone.
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