Off The Hook Easy Bait Steel Carbon Fishing Hooks
Our new hooks feature Flex Shaft technology, tempered carbon steel, super sharp points and Tin plating for superior corrosion resistance, even in salt-water applications.
Why carbon steel? Carbon steel hooks are considered to be a better choice versus stainless steel for the safety of the fish. If a line breaks and the hook is set in a fish, the carbon steel has a better chance of rusting out over time and being discarded by the fish.
Carbon steel hooks go through heat treating/tempering process to make them stronger. The tempering molecularly alters the metal, concentrating the carbon and removes impurities. The hooks are then carefully cooled and intermittently dipped in oil. Once cooled, the carbon steel hook is ready to be Tin-plated.
These hooks are built to last! Tin plating offers excellent corrosion resistance, even in salt-water.
- Small hooks (size 1) (wire diameter 1.16mm) tested at 25 pounds before failure.
- Medium hooks (size 1/0) (wire diameter 1.16mm) also tested at 25 pounds before failure.
- Large hooks (size 4/0) (wire diameter 1.5mm) tested at just over 50 pounds before failure.
- In comparison, our polycarbonate hooks test out at 4.5 pounds before failure.
- Also tested were similar sized hooks from other manufacturers with similar wire diameters and Off The Hook Steel Hook small and medium hooks had the same failure point of 25 pounds (comparatively speaking) while the large hooks consistently out performed the competition by 5-10 pounds more before failure.
- Off The Hook Steel Hooks meet, and in some cases, beat the competition in strength and durability.
Off The Hook Easy Bait Polycarbonate Fishing Hooks
Polycarbonate is renowned for its high impact strength; it has 250 times the impact strength of glass and 30 times that of acrylic. Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable, lightweight, durable, is UV stabilized (has good weather resistance) and is thermo formable to almost any shape. Polycarbonate is used for industrial strength applications where safety is a priority and where high temperatures are used. Its major uses are safety machine guards, riot shields, safety glazing windows in race cars, telephone booth panels, etc.
Polycarbonate is a durable material. The characteristics of polycarbonate are quite like Polymethyl Methacrylate (PPMA acrylic), but polycarbonate is stronger and usable over a greater temperature range. Polycarbonate is highly transparent to visible light, with better light transmission than many kinds of glass. Polycarbonate can undergo forces deformations without cracking or breaking.
One of the biggest advantages of polycarbonate is its impact strength. The following diagram compares the impact strength of polycarbonate to other commonly sold materials.
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