The VMC® O'shaugnessy hook is forged from the finest high-carbon steel. It is the best price/quality ratio for long shank live bait fishing in both fresh- or saltwater. With its wide size range, it is perfect for rigging live baits of any sizes.
With a fusion temperature of 1750°C, Vanadium® is a metal too tough to be used pure. Once alloyed with a high carbon steel, it becomes revolutionary. For not only is Vanadium® tough, it is light (density of 5.7 to be exact). Which is why it’s used for hard-wearing formula one engine parts. Vanadium® is twice as costly as HC80 carbon steels used for regular hooks, but offers tremendous performance gains when hardened and tempered properly. Up to 25% increased strength!
The anti-corrosion coating by excellence, exclusive to VMC. The Permasteel secret formula forms a 100% protective shield for even the most vulnerable areas of the hook, whilst maintaining ultimate point sharpness. Tests have proven that VMC Permasteel prevents signs of corrosion in saltwater for over 1000 hours.
The result of a sharpening technique that gathers the metal fibers and squeezes them toward the center of the point. By compressing rather than cutting, VMC has created a point equal or superior in sharpness to the best available and incredibly stronger.