VMC®’s new SpinShot® Neko Hook combines features from other popular VMC tackle to create the ultimate drop-shot hook for anglers targeting the biggest Bass in the water.
“Two of the hottest trends in the last handful of years has been the Neko Rig and drop-shotting,” says VMC Pro Mike “Ike” Iaconelli. “The SpinShot Neko Hook is an amazing little combination of those two techniques.”
Fellow VMC Pro Seth Feider agrees. “The best finesse hook just got better,” he says. “Now you can easily and quickly rig up a drop-shot rig and have virtually no line twist.”
Line twist is eliminated courtesy the 360-degree-swiveling wire-post construction of VMC’s SpinShot Hook, the ICAST 2011 Best of Show winner for terminal tackle.
“The hook sits on a wire in the middle, so your bait has more freedom of mobility, both up and down and all the way around, 360 degrees, just like real baitfish,” Iaconelli says. “You’re going to get way more bites.”
Built to accommodate larger drop-shot baits for times when anglers want to catch a bigger grade of fish, the point of contact in a SpinShot Neko Hook is a Neko Hook rather than a SpinShot Hook. Neko Hooks feature a black-nickel finish, wide gap, 3-degree offset point, resin-closed eye and a forged, long shank.
“Pros like Ott DeFoe and Seth Feider have been catching huge smallmouth and landing them every time on that VMC Neko Hook,” Iaconelli says.
Another feature of the new SpinShot Neko Hook is a time-saving line pinch for your drop-shot leader, rather than a line-tie. “That little pinch at the bottom makes it so easy to change your leader,” Iaconelli says. “If you want to go to a shorter leader or a heavier line, it’s so easy to change it out.” SpinShot Neko Hooks come four per pack, in six sizes: 6, 4, 2,1,1/0 and 2/0.