When he started developing fishing lures in 1949, R.L. Hopkins had a grand vision: make a lure that would cast a long ways, have the action to entice fish and stand up to both hard-fighting fish and corrosive saltwater. He has realized that vision in spades, and anglers everywhere swear by U.S.-made Hopkins Lures on the oceans and seas. Every Hopkins saltwater lure is forged from stainless steel and comes with stainless steel split rings and Mustad hooks for scoring a trophy fish. The No=Eql line of lures truly has no equal, with tremendous casting distance and action that makes them productive for both jigging and trolling. TackleDirect also has shorty lures, smoothie lures and single bucktails backed by the staff experts who use them.