Apart from a straight Big-eye ring, this long shank baitholder beak hook also features a slightly in-turned needle point for extra protection while bottom jigging. The barbs on the shank are purpose-designed to hold smaller soft bait in place better.
The hook is available in 5 sizes and comes in a black nickiel finish.
Gamakatsu® started producing fish hooks in 1955. At that time, they were the smallest hook manufacturer in Japan and all of their hooks were made by hand. In 1963 they introduced a new automated heating facility which catapulted them to the forefront of the Japanese market. In 1974, they introduced fully automated hook making machines and found it necessary to build a second factory in order to meet the demand they had created. - See more at: http://www.gamakatsu.com/about.html#sthash.c32MnteN.dpuf