Strengthened with Forged Process to Match Recent Tackle
Basic form of SP-21F remains the same, but solidly forged (flattened).
The “FSP-21F” is a tuning of the classic model “SP-21F” to match the evolution of tackle in tournament scene.
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 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.