for salt water fly patterns. White saltwater finish, O'Shaughnessy bend, straight eye, 3X-long shank, forged, XPoint. 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. If you want to guarantee more hookups with less effort, use our patented XPoints every time!