Built for big lines, heavy equipment and tough situations, the VMC “Ike Approved” Heavy Duty Wide Gap Hook was designed with the help of 2003 Bassmaster Classic Champion and 2006 Angler of the Year, Michael “Ike” Iaconelli. He shared the tricks and tweaks that tournament pros have used for years to put winning fish in the boat, and applied them to one of the newest hook designs from VMC. Featuring a 3-degree offset point that may not seem like much at first, it actually greatly increases the hooking rate of the hook. Incredibly sharp and also equipped with a wide gap to accommodate a wide range of soft plastics, the VMC “Ike Approved” Heavy Duty Wide Gap Hook also comes equipped with a hook eye that is sealed shut with smooth epoxy resin to prevent your line from slipping through or getting damaged. The product of 200 years of hook making experience and decades of tournament experience, the VMC “Ike Approved” Heavy Duty Wide Gap Hook delivers the subtle changes and improvements that make all the difference.