Offering the widest gap of any tournament approved circle hook, the VMC® Tournament Circle Hooks are designed to optimize hook rates when live bait trolling for billfish. Made from strong, premium Vanadium® Steel, VMC® Tournament Circle Hooks feature chemically sharpened, sticky-sharp Needle Points. To create an ultra-sharp, strong Needle Point, VMC® employs a unique tempering process of compressing the fibers in a conical shape instead of grinding the point. This process ensures that every VMC® Tournament Circle Hook provides effortless penetration and resists pressure applied by braided lines. THE BIGGEST THING IN SALTWATER HOOKS IS ACTUALLY MICRO THIN. Imagine a hook made specifically for saltwater with built-up layers of ultra-thin black finish to withstand the harsh conditions of the saltwater environment. Introducing the COASTAL BLACK™ series from VMC. High corrosion-resistance for the longest-lasting black finish in the saltwater market with ultra-sharp, multi-step chemical sharpened hooks. Such a big advancement, all the fish in the sea will be hooked on it.