Review: VMC Spinshot

Review: VMC Spinshot
The VMC Spinshot made the headlines when it won Best Terminal Tackle at ICAST 2011. It adds a twist to dropshot fishing by allowing the hook to swivel freely when rigged.

Construction

The VMC Spinshot is extremely well made. It features a nimble swiveling wire structure that guarantees 100 percent free rotation of the hook with any size lure attached. This serves as a double sided line tie that runs through the eye of the hook. It is so smart that when you look at it you will ask yourself, "why didn't I think of that?" The most simple ideas are always the best.The hook is made of Vanadium steel, and it has a sticky-sharp VMC point. The Spinshot is available in five drop-shot hook sizes including 1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8. VMC also incorporated a light, but super-resistant, high-carbon steel black nickel spinning system.

Usage

To rig, simply tie the top eye of the Spinshot to your main line and a length of line with a weight to the bottom eye. Then you can use it just like you would use a regular dropshot rig. The result is zero line twist with best-in-class lure presentation and action.Utilizing the Spinshot not only prevents line twists and increases hook rates, but completely eliminates the need for an expensive hook, ball bearing and snap swivel combination - components that make finesse rigs bulky and limit rigging possibilities. It is the best product for anyone wanting to learn how to drop shot - you can't tie it on wrong and there are zero line twists.I also found it to work great in current situations. The ability of the hook to swing freely just matches up awesome in current. You don't have to do anything but just leave your bait sitting in one spot and the hook will do the rest of the work. The hook actually fishes or works the bait for you in current.

Conclusion

Sometimes it is the smallest innovations that make the biggest difference. The VMC Spinshot might be tiny, but it gave finesse fishing a giant leap forward. I have to say that this is an ingenious product.Product for review provided by manufacturer.

Product Specifications

ManufacturerVMC
ModelSpinshot
TypeDropshot Hook w/ Swivel
Sizes Tested1/0, #1
Number per Pack5
MSRP$3.99 (USD)
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