PS - Permasteel® BK - Black BL - Blue BZ - Bronze TI - Tin TR - Tin Red BN - Black Nickel NT - P.T.F.E. GO - Gold NI - Nickel RD - Red FRESHWATER SALTWATER EXTREME CONDITIONS An optimum level of corrosion resistance exists for each individual fishing application. You can depend on VMC® coatings to preserve the unique sharpness, strength, shape and finish of our hooks for as long as you need them to last. The wide range of VMC® coatings offers an efficient solution adapted to every fishing condition. The original anti-corrosion coating by excellence, exclusive to VMC® . The Permasteel® secret formula creates a 100 % protective shield for even the most vulnerable areas of the hook, whilst maintaining ultimate point sharpness. VMC® Permasteel® prevents signs of corrosion in saltwater for over 1000 hours. Tin and Tin Red coatings are highly recommended for all saltwater fishing applications, particularly those involving intense friction such as trolling or when in direct contact with stainless steel. The perfect balance between coating thickness and point sharpness, to ensure optimum hook performance and resistance against corrosion. SmoothP.T.F.E.coatingis nowavailableonanumberofVMC® premium models for match, feeder & carp fishing, catfishandlivebait.Thistechnicalcoating improves hook discretion and increases penetration speed by 50 %. These coloured hooks receive a thin layer of unique varnish that covers the hook without affecting the sharpness of its point. The varnish creates a shield on Hi- Carbon and Vanadium® steel by covering the entire hook surface.When fishing in freshwater, these VMC® coatings will preserve hook sharpness, strength and appearance to the highest possible level. 1000+ HOURS ! 4 VMC® POINTS VMC® STEELS VMC® COATINGS VMC® Needle Sharp™ is the very latest in premium point technology from VMC® , the result of a unique point-grinding process, chemically sharpened to perfection. Developed exclusively by VMC® for ultimate performance hooks. A premium point hardened by forming, followed by chemical sharpeningensurespermanenthooksharpness.Frontandback reinforcement ribs guarantee the point’s rigidity. Energy channels increase the speed of penetration and optimise the point’s driving force upon striking. The first point with 3 micro-barbs. The upper barb, placed close to the point, guarantees swift hook bite at the slightest solicitation. Two lower micro-barbs prevent the fish slipping off, even when the line is slack. As there is no tearing of the flesh, the removal of a Fastgrip® hook leaves no wound. Fastgrip® ’s penetration power is 15% superior to that of an ordinary point. The result of a sharpening technique that gathers the metal fibers and squeezes them toward the center of the point. By compressing rather than cutting, VMC® has created a point equal or superior in sharpness to the best available and incredibly stronger. The point that combines sharpness, structural stability and quality thanks to a conical tip, a triangular crest and a barb so fine that it assures, without force, a clean and perfect penetration beyond the barb. The traditional hook point with excellent penetration capacity. This standard hook point is the most widely manufactured in the world. AllVMC® hooksbeginningwiththenumber“9”haveastandard Cut Point, unless otherwise indicated. Ground Needle Point Exceptional Sharpness VMC® Vanadium® hooks owe their success to their lightness allied with their incredible resistance : up to 25% increased strength. VMC® Vanadium® steel is perfect for any finesse- style hooks that require instant penetration. Carbon stabilizes iron during temperature changes. The higher the level of carbon, the stronger the steel. VMC® uses premium-quality high carbon steel to allow for a thinner hook with the highest quality point and durability. Reserved for special professional and premium sport hook series, stainless steel is perfect for deep sea fishing, salmon and big fish. Ultimate corrosion resistance requiring no further coating. 8117S - 8255S (see page 73) 8294S - 8299S (see page 74) 8700S (see page 96) - 8701S (see page 97) 9746S (see page 106) 4 VMC® TECHNOLOGY SS - Stainless Steel