These are ideal for both fresh and inshore saltwater - either as replacement hooks for smaller profile lures or as a "stinger" when bait fishing. Features include round bends, plus three straight Super Needle Points for wide-gap hooking efficiency.
I live in Leeds, England and go sea fishing in the North Sea sailing out of Staithes
in Yorkshire, we reef and wreck fish for Cod, Coalfish, Pollock and Ling using shads
and pirks. Sidewinder and Savage are our preferred shad lures, the Savage cut
herring lures will be tried out for the first time next trip out. We use lead
weights and booms with shads tied to leaders, (5ft leaders for Cod and 10ft leaders
for Pollock), as soon as the weight hits the seabed we wind up 5 turns quick, to
avoid snagging the wreck then up 20 turns slow, drop down and repeat as we drift
over the wreck. On the rough ground reefs we drift along jigging the weight and shad
along the seabed, the bouncing of the lead weight on the rocky bottom seems to
attract the fish to the shad.
I replace all the treble hooks supplied on the pirks I buy as they are of
questionable quality and cannot be relied upon.
Later this year we are fishing in the north of Norway and using good quality hooks
could be the difference of landing or loosing the fish of a lifetime.