Battling a record catfish excessing the 150 lbs. mark demands a serious hook. Catfish are extreme hard fighters, putting a strain on all your gear – especially the hook. The Mustad 3X extra strong beak hook features up-turned ringed eye for strongest set up and presentation. Wide gap for flawless, secure and solid hook sets when the fish picks up your bait. It is the ideal hook for fishing with natural bait on the bottom. For ultimate presentation this hook is designed for the Snell knot, giving the best presentation of your bait. A must have for any catfish angler. Coated with Mustad´s own black nickel finish, which are 4 times as rust resistant as traditional black nickel. Chemically sharpened high carbon steel.