Supply fishing snap right angled hook can be called the key to successful fishing. Each piece of equipment contributes to the efficiency of the process, but the hook is the most important part of the kit. Attention fishermen, especially beginners, are mainly focused on the material and size of this component. And this approach is justified, especially because modern manufacturers use more complex metals and special coatings. But crucial still has a form element. And in this respect, offset hooks can be attributed to the most exotic models. Their non-standard configuration, however, can cope with the fishing task, where useless other varieties of hooks. But the exploitation of avsenikov requires specific knowledge.

Features offset hook

At first sight on an offset hook catches the eye is his only, but quite significant difference – in the upper part provides a zigzag forearm. Thanks to the double bending model called "hook with a bend". In addition, structural differences it is worth noting that compared to the classical single-product offset hooks are larger. The logical question about why there is a stepped geometry. Thanks to this feature many Russian fishermen learned about how you can better use a lure without losing it in the snags. Hence, in fact, the second name of the hook – "niceplace". However, in the traditional snap-in such a model ineffective. She is well behaved under water in the Bush and other problem areas, however, from the point of view paklava seriously inferior to the classic models. But a lot depends on the bait and method of fishing.

The technique of mounting the bait

It is important to understand that we created avseniki under silicone bait, it can be rubber worms or twisters. Installation begins with the puncture of the chosen bait aslant. Then she shifted on the step, then you need to try on the position of the tip and stick it in the bait so that it went inside. However, the question of how to impose offset hook, is not so simple, as the lure should be positioned with certain conditions. The fact that the stinger relative to the surface of the lure it is recommended to place under 40 degree angle. According to experts, this is the optimal situation in which the fish can easily swallow a hook, and then tip out of the Twister. The result is a design that has minimum chances of the hook in the wrong place under water.

Round or straight?

Traditional opsitnick has a direct forearm. Round came later and today are called the wide gap. In fact, they are known for even more than the direct model. And there are reasons. Especially round offset hooks are preferable in Russia, as the range of lures used by domestic fishermen with a better fit. For example, the classic hook with a shift effectively used with thin, long worms, a model with a curved geometry suitable for short and thick silicone baits. In particular, it is recommended to apply tube and slugs. The same Twister on a large scale with hook wide gap combined organically, as sting sits correctly, and the gap from the bottom of the bait to the hook is much better. Ultimately, this combination results in greater number of bites.

How does the hook?

Regarding troubled head of the bait is done on purpose. It is the conclusion of a sting into the body of the silicone increases the chances of implementing paklava. This feature distinguishes the catch with avsenikov from the jig, which is supposed to release the sharp teeth out. Further, it is worth noting that silicone bait on an offset hook effectively triggered on a perch. Here affects the relationship of this fish with bass fishing which opsitnik. If you take the small, then the biting sting will come out from the mouth out, come back, and then will again be on the outside. To understand the mechanics of this intricate manipulation difficult, but in any case it ensures that the fish does not fall through, and this is another advantage of the offset hook.

Installation snap-in

The number of snap-ins that you can use with offset hooks, often called Texas. But in the original version it's not very effective, especially since there are better decisions, including which is a modification of this method a snap. For example, the mounting offset hook can be performed using conventional eared ball of lead. For starters, one of the tabs should be rotated 90°, and then use clockwork ring to embed the hook. In this case, the ball replaces the classic Texas "bullet", which increases the risk of a hook, but the rest makes fishing more efficient. The main thing is to correlate the size of the eyelet of the hook and the wire from the ring. The optimum diameter of the latter must be such that two turns could fit in the eyelet of opsenica.

In some cases, justified the open sting?

Against the background of promoting snap-in driver enthusiasts experience the offset of the model in such configurations. And just in this version it makes sense not to hide a stinger in the bait, and leave it open. On the one hand, it is, but if fishing is conducted on a perch, the advisability of outdoor sting questioned. The fact that bait on an offset hook for this fish presents no difficulties in eating and breaks easily, that is, perch yourself onto the sting. However, as practice shows, open pointed tip, the fish is not afraid, and a successful hook is not guaranteed. In this regard, the release of the sting may increase the number of bites, but only in the case that it is not just about fishing for perch and similar major trophies.


With all the originality of avsenikov they have become ingrained in the practice of Russian fishermen. Even if the original geometry, which have offset hooks, for users is not important, shape features make themselves felt in the process of fishing. For example, today, few of lovers lines wide gap knows that this configuration occurred from the concept of hooks with a shift. Another thing is that over time, this modification was isolated and became separate species. It might be more effective than traditional direct opsitnik. But there remains considerable demand for the classics. Especially among the anglers who focus on the use of silicone baits. The ease of use, safe handling under water and high rates of completed bites are the main arguments in favor of fishing with offset hooks.