The Kurv Shank is a very versatile hook and can be used with both pop-up and bottom bait rigs, including popular presentations such as the KD and IQ D-rig. It has great hooking properties thanks to an aggressively in-turned eye and curved shank, which helps it to flip round and take a hold inside the mouth, even when using it without Shrink Tube or a Kicker. Hooking potential is also aided by its long, needle sharp point. It also comes in a barbless version. For those fishing in extreme angling situations, especially elsewhere in Europe, a Kurv Shank XX is available, which shares the same shape and properties, but on a much heavier gauge of wire. The Kurv Shank comes in sizes 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1; with the Kurv Shank B in sizes: 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2; and Kurv Shank XX in: sizes 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1. All come with ten in a packet.