This latest Covert Dark version of this pattern features the new stripped down Covert Dark plating still offers excellent camouflage, thanks to the dark matt finish, but also ensures that we keep the hook points absolutely pristine and razor sharp. Covert Dark is a single electroplated layer; so the reduction in handling during the finishing process ensures that the points remain as sharp as the moment they were made.
A second major specification change is that we have changed the shape and length of the Incizor’s point so it is now longer, slimmer and even sharper than before. The new long tapered points are a major improvement that ensures the hook pricks even quicker and penetrates easier.
Gardner has also upgraded to a micro barb on all of the new Covert Dark Hooks. This offers two major benefits. Firstly, many commercial fisheries require anglers to use patterns with small barbs as it is kinder to the fish’s mouth, and secondly micro barbed hooks are stronger as less wire is cut out to form the barb.
The Incizor has always offered exceptional hook holds as the combination of the medium length shank and in-turned straight point means that the angle of penetration is simply ‘as good as it gets’ for this style of hook; and the improved point and micro barb only enhances this performance.
Having a straight eye also means that Incizor is the perfect pattern to use with Fluorocarbon hooklinks as acutely in-turned eyes can cause a weak spot with some fluorocarbon materials. With the addition of a small shrink tube kicker or Covert Hook Aligner they are superb used with in conjunction braided and skinned hooklinks. Truly versatile…
Incizors are a STRONG hook. They are manufactured from extra strong wire gauge and can be used with utmost confidence in almost any carp fishing situation. During development and testing of the Covert Dark range we adjusted the wire specified in the manufacture of the size 8 Incizor hook, ensuring that this size now offers equivalent strength to all the other sizes in this pattern.