ESP Cryogen Stiff Rigger Carp Hooks | Size 4


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ESP Cryogen Stiff Rigger

This legendary hook pattern has been further refined and improved to

make it the go-to hook for hinged stiff rig and chod rig presentations.

Compared with its predecessor the Mk-2, the super sharp point is longer

and finer and more inclined towards the shank for a stronger shape. The

point is also in-line with the 13 degree out-turned eye so all the force

is straight along the point section of the hook, rather than across the

gape making them incredibly strong. Heavy forging and PTFE Tufflon

coating plus no discernible increase in wire gauge but with superior

strength makes this the perfect pop-up hook!

Over three years of development and the last two years spent thoroughly

field testing prototype samples has culminated in the launch of a new

range of hooks that we believe sets a new standard in strength and point


New manufacturing techniques including both high temperature and

cryogenic tempering have produced significantly stronger hooks with more

durable, long life points. Cryogenic tempering is a process used to

improve the molecular structure of steel which in turn reduces stress

and improves strength and wear resistance. It is used in many

disciplines with Formula 1 engine parts being a classic example.

Bench tests on initial samples proved to us that the new tempering

processes combined with improved designs and heavy forging resulted in

hooks that were 25-30% stronger than other Tufflon coated carp hooks in

the same wire gauge. So rather than having to improve strength by simply

increasing wire gauge, new manufacturing processes have allowed us to

maintain optimum wire gauges for each size which allow for fine,

ultra-sharp needle points which are now more durable than ever.

Over an exhaustive two-year field testing period where the hooks were

used by around 15 independent specialist carp anglers plus ESP

consultants Terry Hearn, Kev Hewitt and Martin Bowler, feedback has been

wholly positive from everyone. In fact, we have barely heard of a point

turning over let alone a hook gaping out! Over those two years, a

serious amount of big carp have been caught on the new hooks from a wide

variety of waters and every angler who has used them came back wanting



–  Three years of development

–  Cryogenically tempered

–  Incredibly strong

–  Durable ultra sharp needle points

–  Tufflon coated

–  Long straight point

–  13-degree out-turned eye

–  Micro-barb

Additional information

Weight 10 g

Size 4



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