The VMC XL Wide Gap Worm Hook is forged from extremely tough and lightweight Vanadium Steel. It offers up to 25% increased strength over the material used in regular hooks. It features a unique elongated locking-bend with a microbarb that perfectly secures even the biggest and longest of your favorite soft plastics. No more bait slipping down the shank means less time re-rigging and more time fishing! Chemically sharpened needle point is a second to none premium point offering extremely fast, effortless penetration power.