These are the best hooks money can buy! Stainless steel, thicker, heavier gauge then nearly every other hook on the market, ultra sharp point, great for trolling but equally nice for large chunk and bait fishing too. As a professional charter Captain, why trust a trophy fish to a cheaper hook? My clients depend on putting a fish in the boat. I've never opened a shank or broke off a tip behind the barb. I cannot say the same about other hooks. I've boated all species of fish up to a 750lb Pacific Blue Marlin with these hooks.