Hook Terminology

This page will help you to understand the technology icons displayed on our website in order to choose the right VMC hook for your own use.

 

Ending

Spade End

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Regular Ring

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Turned-Down Eye

end_turned-down_eye.png

Turned-Up Eye

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Large Eye

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Open Ring

end_open_ring.png

Resin Closed Eye™

end_resin_closed_eye_0.png

Inline Rotated Ring

end_inline_rotated_ring_0.png

Cut Shank

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Knobbed

end_knobbed_0.png

Notched

end_notched_0.png

Spinshot® Swivel System

end_spinshot_swivel_system.png

with Solid Ring

end_with_solid_ring.png

avec Émerillon

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Flat Eye Jig

end_flat_eye_jig_0.png

Recessed Eye

end_recessed_eye.png

Rotated Eye Jig

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Shank

X Short Shank

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Short Shank

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Regular Shank

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Medium Shank

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Long Shank

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X Long Shank

shank_x_long_shank.png

2X Long Shank

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3X Long Shank

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Straight Shank

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Curved Shank

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Open Shank

shank_open_shank.png

Flatted Shank (for baitkeeper)

shank_flatted_shank_(for_baitkeeper).png

2 Barbs on Shank

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Bump on Shank

shank_bump_on_shank.png
Point Shape

3 Micro-Barb Point

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3° Offset Point

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Curved-in Point

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Kirbed Point

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Long Point

point_long_point_0.png

Straight Point

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Reversed Offset

Reversed (Offset)

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1/2 Reversed (Offset)

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Non-Reversed (Non-Offset)

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Inversed Points

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Forging
Forging the hook wire gives improved resistance to opening.

Forged

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Non-Forged

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Barb

Barbless

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Semi Barbless

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Micro-Barb

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Outside Barb

barb_outside_barb.png

Regular Barb

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Wire Strength
1X strong, 2X strong etc. is an indication of wire thickness. The higher the "X" number, the stronger the wire.

Ultra Light

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X Fine Wire

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Fine Wire

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Regular Wire

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1X Strong

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2X Strong

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3X Strong

wire_strength_3x_strong.png

4X Strong

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6X Strong

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