The specially engineeRed shape of the Mustad KVD Elite Series Triple Grip® Treble Hook combines exceptional hooking and holding capability with outstanding strength. Based upon the original Triple Grip® series, the modified design of Kevin VanDam features a precise shape that almost "locks" a fish into the elbow of the bend, making it virtually impossible to throw the hook. The precise point alignment provides for an optimal angle of point impact, which leads to increased power at hook set. One important bonus is that the angled shape makes this hook less prone to snagging on structure than round bend trebles. Use it on your favorite heavier freshwater crank baits to get more hookups, for dead baiting or as a soft bait stinger hook. The 1X strong wire provides all the strength you need to tackle big fish. Black nickel finish.