The VMC® Sport circle hook is forged from extremely tough and lightweight Vanadium® Steel. It offers up to 25% increased strength over the material used in regular hooks. Perfect for rigging live bait in both fresh- and saltwater, its unique strength and sharpness withstands even the strongest braided lines. The bend out eye allows you to snell this hook easily.
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.
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!
BLACK NICKLE FINISH
These coloured hooks receive a thin layer of varnish that will cover the hook without affecting the sharpness of its point. The varnish creates a shield on High Carbon or Vanadium steel by covering the entire hook surface. To ensure that the point keeps 100% of its sharpness, VMC has developed its unique varnish specification to insure the greatest overall coverage with the thinnest coating.