What is New Experthook FSP-21F?

Strengthened with Forged Process to Match Recent Tackle

The “FSP-21F” is a tuning of the classic model “SP-21F” to match the recent evolution of tackle in tournament scene.

Basic form of SP-21F remains the same, but solidly forged (flattened).


The materials and manufacturing process have been reviewed, and a high hardness has been achieved by forged process (flattened) on the shank.
It was developed for use with ester lines, which have become mainstream in recent years.


Thin wire but strongly forged (flattened) to get maximum effect in tournaments.


Its advantages are maximized in tournaments where the slightest loss of time can be the decisive factor in victory or defeat.
Its higher hardness than SP-21F allows anglers to go all out without changing hooks during tournament where only one more fish is needed and time is short.


FSP-21F and SP-21F >>> done forging (flattening) with a clear difference.


The size #8 and #7, which are used in mainstream area tournaments, were developed in advance.
The #8 and #7 hooks have been optimized in terms of hook point length and shape.

The SP-21F utilizes the deflection derived from the round shaft to softly hook-in from the needle tip.
The FSP-21F is set hard with its high hardness forged (flattened) specification.


Tackle, fishing location, and angler… There are many factors in the choice of hooks and it all depends on the situation.
These two hooks with different characters will greatly expand your area trout fishing strategy.

Impressions by Takumi Takahashi >>>The Hardness of FSP-21F Allows the Angler to Feel the "Quickness" of the Hooking

My impression of FSP-21F is that its hardness eliminates concerns about its strength.
Another thing is the good initial hooking. I have the impression that it is easier to initially hook at a slightly earlier than the classic SP-21F.

The existing SP-21F is flexible enough to catch fish in situations where the fish is caught by a thin skin of fish, due to its flexibility.
On the other hand, FSP-21F has hardness, which allows anglers to aggressively catch fish with “good stinging performance”. If you sometimes hook off a fish due to a broken mouth, switching to SP-21F will increase your fishing results.


Size #8 is used with spoons with about 1.0gram – 1.2gram and sized down up to 0.6gram.
For spoons from 1.5gram to 2.0gram, I would use mainly size #7.
I believe that the FSP-21F will work well as a hook for micro-cranks because it eliminates concerns about strength.

Impressions by Keita Akadomari >>> A New Hook that Can be Used Between SP and SW.

I feel that the hardness of the new hook makes it easier to get counter-hooking when the angler applies an action to lure the fish. Also, it is easy to catch a bite at a long cast. The hardness of the lure gives the impression of being fast until hooking.


I think the best use is between SP series and SW series.
For example, this is a situation like this. When I expect the hook is about to open easily if I use a wide gape hook, and the hook was a little too shallow to penetrate the mouth when I use the SP-21F. In such a situation, I would use the FSP-21F without hesitation.
Also, because of its stiffness, I think this hook can work well when fish has just stocked in ponds where the size of the fish is relatively small.


Size #8 can be used with a wide range of spoons around 1gram, such as Hunt Grande (New Drawer) and Rekuze (Timon).
Size #7 is best for spoons in the mid-1gram range, such as Banna (New Drawer).

As I mentioned earlier, it will work well for stocked fish as long as the fish are smaller in size.

Impressions by Noriyuki Yokota >>> The Hook that Coveted "Just a Few More Fish"

I have been using SP-21F for a long time and was satisfied with the quality of its use, but my only concern was the possibility of the hook opened in the tense environment of the tournament, when I was hoping to catch just one or two more fish.

I used to mainly use fluorocarbon line, but in recent years I have been using ester line more frequently, and I have long been longing for a forged version of SP-21F, which is less likely to deform the hook, even with ester line, which has low elasticity and is therefore prone to loading on the hook. This is the reason why I have been longing for a forged version of the SP-21F.

Since the beginning of our testing of the FSP-21F, I have used it in tournaments such as the “Oashi-Gawa Open” and in ponds where we consistently catch fish. I could clearly feel the strength of this hook, and no deformation or elongation of the hook occurred no matter how many fish I caught in the standard size of 25 to 30 cm.

You can feel that the abrasion condition of the needle tip changes after about 10 fish are caught, so you should check the needle tip when you have caught a certain number of fish.


Personally, I recommend using a 1.0g or 1.3g Dohna with FSP-21F size#8.


This hook is quite stiff for its thinness, so when I got a lot of hook-offs with seem to cut off the fish’s mouth, I change the hook to the SP-21F, which has a relatively soft feel, to keep getting the catch in the water.

I hope the size variation to be even wider, as it fits beautifully with the tackle situation in the trout area these days.

Impressions by Tsutomu Takahashi >>> SP-21F and FSP-21F are Contrasting Hooks Despite the Same Form

When I tried this FSP-21F, I had the impression that it was quite different from the SP-21F, which I have used for a long time and know how to use, although they have the same hook form.


The conventional SP-21F hook is characterized by its flexibility with softness and its ability to achieve initially hook fish, so I have been using it in such a way as to make the hook sticking into the fish mouth firmly.

In contrast, the new FSP-21F is used in the sense that its hardness, achieved by the forging of the material, is utilized to instantly hook the fish from the action of enticing and reeling.


To introduce the hook selection with the lures I use, Size #7, the first one to be released, is used extensively with the lures I mainly use. I use it with Shaath P and 1.9g, 1.6g of Shaath depending on the situation.

Size #8 is mainly used with Shaath We and Shaath Downsizing.