A high carbon steel straight pointed, forged short shank hook that has undergone a special heat treatment and black nickel plating to ensure its strength and durability. A hook that comes in a medium gauge and a wide range of sizes that ensures you have a strong hook regardless of the species you???re targeting. The medium gauge is ideal for worm baits and the short shank is perfect for crab and mussel baits. The point has been chemically sharpened and features a pronounced barb to reduce the chance of fish loss.