This particular style became popularly known as a Scud Hook because of its shape, which is similar to the curve of freshwater shrimp (scud). Flies tied on hooks with bent shanks or continuous bends have a more natural shape or look more lifelike according to many fishers.
XPoint hooks have four forged grooves along the hook point that allows the hook to penetrate up to seven times faster than our regular needle point hooks. Made from high-carbon steel, these hooks hold their sticky sharpness longer without sacrificing point strength.
XPoint has been shown to work particularly well with all hard-mouthed saltwater species such as Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, Bluefish, Striped Bass as well as freshwater fish.
The hooks are made of the finest high-carbon steel, which is hardened and tempered to an exacting formula that makes for a long point life and a very strong hook. Daiichi hooks use a 12-degree constant taper ground needle point. This eliminates irregularities in shape, assuring no weak spots, and gives amazing speed of penetration.