The O'Shaughnessy hook is a traditional, time honored design that has survived from the days of hand-made hooks with little change. The distinctive bend, straight eye, short shank, and flat forging are key elements that combine to form this efficient fishing tool.
Originally made of iron, the flat forging, gentle bend and long spear gave this hook the strength to survive intact across two centuries, still wearing the name of it's originator. This standard hook is useful for all kinds of fishing situations, especially in bottom searching steelhead flies.
XPoint hooks have four forged grooves along the hook point that allows the hook to penetrate up to seven times faster than our regular needle point hooks. Made from high-carbon steel, these hooks hold their sticky sharpness longer without sacrificing point strength.
XPoint has been shown to work particularly well with all hard-mouthed saltwater species such as Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, Bluefish, Striped Bass as well as freshwater fish.
The hooks are made of the finest high-carbon steel, which is hardened and tempered to an exacting formula that makes for a long point life and a very strong hook. Daiichi hooks use a 12-degree constant taper ground needle point. This eliminates irregularities in shape, assuring no weak spots, and gives amazing speed of penetration.
- O'Shaughnessy bend
- Flat forged
- White Saltwater finish
- Uses: Bottom Searching Steelhead Flies