The forged saltwater Mustad 3X extra-short Shrimp Hook is designed for tying shrimp flies, but also for a variety of synthetic fiber baitfish patterns. It is also well-suited for use with small tube flies. Use it to target sea run trout, sea bass, pollack, mackerel and even small tarpon and snook. The straight eye gives the fly a more natural swimming action when stripped in. The Mustad Signature fly hooks feature unique sharpness and strength. Developed in cooperation with the world's top fly tiers to exact proportions between gap, bend, wire diameter and shank length for precise scaling unmatched by others. The micro barb can easily be pinched down without damaging the hook for barbless applications. Chemically sharpened, Nor-Tempered high carbon steel. Duratin finish.