Many anglers are now making direct enquiries to us about the famous 63-13 hooks and asking where they can find stock.
Covid has caused a massive disruption to supply chains worldwide, throughout many industries. With the 63-13 being such a special, almost 'cult' hook, we're struggling to get more supply and don't anticipate being able to fix this until the winter of 2022/23. The main issue has been obtaining the specialist steel that these hooks are made from and then trying to find a production slot in Japan. Our factory in Japan are now saying that there may be a window to produce these around August 2022. Crazy disruption caused by the Covid pandemic. It is not just the 63-13 that we are struggling to get made! Despite working tirelessly behind the scenes, some items continue to be an issue due to disruption of supply chains and lack of resources. You can be assured that we are doing all we can in these difficult times.
We apologise for any inconvenience. In the meantime, please consider the hooks in our KM range (KM-1, KM-2, KM-3, KM-4)...
The KM-1 is a finer wire eyed carp hook designed for winter presentations and summer finesse work on commercial match lakes. Try tying them with a knotless knot plus hair with particle baits affixed and get ready for a feeding frenzy. Available in sizes 8 to 20. Watch the video below:
is an exceptionally strong beak-point hook, with an upturned eye for creating rigs with a hair. The upturned eye allows the hair to hang in-line for better hooking. These hooks are perfect for carp commercials and you get ten in a packet. Available in sizes 10 to 18.
is the ultimate strength pattern. It has a beak-point and upturned eye like the very popular KM-2, but is made from one gauge higher steel, making it extremely strong for margin and double figure carp. Ideal for use with banded hair pellets or haired-corn on commercials, they have tremendous holding power and will not straighten-out. The angled eye allows the hair to hang in-line. 10 hooks per packet, available in sizes 10 to 18.
is a barbless spade end pattern, made from 110 hi-carbon and featuring a beak in-turned point. It is an extra-strong pattern for baggin' sessions, formed from a gauge of wire that is not too thick but ensures reliability of catch. Like all of the KM range of hooks, the KM-4 is Teflon impregnated and has a dull anti-glint finish. The range goes from size 10 right down to a size 20, to allow for finesse presentation but with the security of knowing that even this smallest size 20 hook will hold.
There is also a new KM-5 pattern in development - details to be announced later.
All the KM hooks come in packets of 10 priced at £1.55 RRP (price will vary depending where you shop).