FUDO Super Ocean Tuna Needle Eye Hooks are true “J Hooks” that provide more open throat and grasp than that of the Southern Tuna style. These are versatile hooks that provide great performance when trolling or fishing bait for large gamefish.
This is the preferred hook style for anglers chasing striped marlin in Southern California and Mexico as it’s believed that the ‘open’ nature of the throat and knife edge point produce more consistent hookups than that of more closed hooks. Recently, anglers have been seeing excellent results on swordfish after switching to this style of hook from a more closed throat.
The construction of this classic hook starts with premium Japanese stainless steel. Each hook is hand formed and sharpened by skilled craftsmen in Japan to ensure quality and fishability out of the box.
The needle eye is the preferred hook connection point for building stainless steel cable hook rigs, creating a smooth transition and less bulk than ringed hooks. The eyes are formed with a punch and painstakingly deburred one at a time to eliminate rough edges that might otherwise fray cable or mono/fluorocarbon leader.
These hooks carry the Super Ocean designation, indicating they are built extra strong and will not fail when the fish of a lifetime is pulling its hardest. To achieve this strength, each hook is composed of premium Japanese stainless steel, using the wire of the larger size hook. Once the hook is formed, a proprietary heating treatment is applied.
Lastly, these hooks are put through passivation treatment to ensure additional corrosion resistance to ensure greater longevity when exposed to harsh maritime conditions.