Fudo Super Ocean Hooks
FUDO Super Ocean Hooks (formerly known as FUDO X-Strength), represent the strongest and most capable big game hooks on the market. Commercial-grade hooks through and through, FUDO Super Ocean Hooks are built to withstand long, drawn out battles with large gamefish; grander marlin, ornery swordfish and dozer tuna. FUDO Super Ocean Hooks provide peace of mind for anglers chasing that fish of a lifetime. When chasing the largest and strongest fish in the ocean, the hook serves as the most critical link between angler and fish. These are the hooks you wish you had at the end of the line that "one time."
In 2005, the fish hook was chosen by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 20 tools in the history of man.
Once the material has been sourced, it is cut to length before creating the point and barb.
It all starts with the hook's material. FUDO sources premium-grade Japanese stainless steel for all Super Ocean hooks, in all sizes. The material is thoughtfully sourced by knowledgeable procurement specialists.
The steel used in FUDO Super Ocean Hooks is naturally very strong and rust resistant but not brittle. Importantly, steel is cold forged which increases the density of the stainless steel.
The quality of the material is apparent when a FUDO hook is inspected.
All Super Ocean Hooks use upsized wire gauge (7/0 uses 8/0 wire diameter, etc.), essentially adding an extra 0.25mm of thickness. While this adds about 15% weight to the hooks, it is not a significant increase, given the additional strength gained.
The extra material is noticeable when compared to competitors' products but it does not present any differently when fished, nor is such a hook overkill when chasing smaller fish. These hooks are perfectly suitable when fishing for meat or leisure.
FUDO Super Ocean Curved Needle Eye Hooks organized in factory after forming the wire.
FUDO Super Ocean Southern Tuna Hooks in staging before final heat treatment.
FUDO HOOKS receive a special heat treatment and tempering that ensures superior strength in the final product. While, many of the processes used to produce these hooks are proprietary, FUDO adjusts the time and temperature for the tempering process to achieve desired result.