The CVR pattern is the ultimate evolution of the curved shank hook principle.
The unique shape ensures that the hook twists aggressively the instant the hook bait is taken and once the super sharp long tapered point takes hold the shape ensures that hook holds are amazing, thanks to the alignment between the hook point and the in-turned hook eye. The shape and alignment of the point with the eye also means that these CVR’s excel as a ‘barbless only’ pattern, as the hook holds stay firmly in position in a similar way to a beaked point.
The length of the shank was dictated by the shape of the bend and the final position of the eye. Essentially, it’s long enough to maintain that all important working gape as the hook flips and takes hold, without being so elongated that the hook acts as a lever. Similarly, practical experience showed that a stronger wire is vital on curved shank hooks to maintain reliability across the most demanding angling situations, and also in terms of the wires rigidity as flexing hooks can create problems in terms of hook movement within the fish’s mouth. Think of it like this, the strong wire and unique shape locks the hook solidly in place and keeps it there.
The resulting CVR pattern has proven itself REMARKABLE during long term testing. Whether combined with conventional rigs like blow back rigs, or on specialist rigs like the German and Ronnie the CVR’s design offers genuine mechanical advantages in terms of initial pricking and maintenance of the strongest possible hook hold. There is no other hook pattern quite like the CVR – which is the ultimate expression of curved shank hook mechanics.