This pattern is well known all over Europe since when the carbon content steel was unknown
in the fishing tackle industry. From roach to mullets, from eels to soles, it has caught so many
species both in fresh and salt waters, showing great efficiency when baited up and while
removed from fish mouth. It’s popularity is certainly also due to the long point, parallel to
shank, and to the narrow ankle which provide bait and fish hold. All bait which are normally
pushed on to the shank are finely matching it: from pinkies and squatts to earthworms in
freshwater; from enchovy fillet to shrimp’s tail in the saltwater.