December 29, 2014
These are some sharp, stout hooks. I used them for rigging trolled lures and the black finish was damaged in all areas of contact (these are version without the Rustop). When I got back in and began washing my gear I noticed that anywhere the coating had rubbed off, corrosion had begun. It seems as though this is a deliberate strategic design to allow the hook to rust-out if a fish is lost. Personally I was hoping for a more durable finish, but I do appreciate the concept. And I like the stealthy black.
Pros:Decent price point, does what you need it to do.
Cons:Black finish comes off rather easily, allowing corrosion to set in almost immediately.