The hooklink that holds more records than Michael Schumacher has had a facelift.
This legendary hooklength needs little introduction having already accounted for three World and many National and International records. This new version fills the gap for those fishing over dark silty areas. Kryston have purposely avoided the mistake of giving this stunning product a solid black finish even though it's easier to do so, why? Because when you look carefully at the colour and composition of silt it is far from black.
A solid black hooklength is possibly the worst choice of colour to use for good presentation. Ask any fly fisherman what is the best early season fly to use for hungry stockies, the answer will be anything as long as it's black. It's by far the best colour to attract attention because it stands out like a silhouette, even over silt!
Silt is decomposed organic matter consisting of weed, leaves, wood and all manner of substances but unlike coal it varies in colour. Tiny highlights can be seen throughout its surface giving a random mottled appearance. It has long been known that Silkworm with its dark grey fragmented finish is arguably the finest and proven super-braid for fishing over silt and for years has been highly recommended by many leading writers.
The finish of Mantis Dark mimics Silkworm and is perfect for presenting bait over silty areas. It has all the advantages and pedigree of its sister products incredible track record. The multi-coating process gives it a tough durable finish and once removed gives you a stunning variety of modern day rig options.
Kryston have often been asked for a black hooklength, we resisted and waited to give you something far better. Mantis Dark is available in 15lb and 25lb BS and retails at £12-95 per 20mt spool.