The Mustad Grip-Pin® Max hooks feature a molded resin pin that securely anchors a wide range of baits to the hook for a "no slip, no slide" design without tearing the soft bait. The 3X strong wire hook is ideal choice for a wide range of soft plastic lures such as shads, worms or swim baits. The extra strong hook is perfect fishing around heavy cover targeting a wide variety of strong species, such as big Bass, Perch, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Zander, Pike or Walleye. Coated with Mustad's own Black Nickel finish, which are 4 times as rust resistant as traditional Black Nickel. Chemically sharpened high carbon steel.