The best saltwater hooks “just became even more potent,” says George Poveromo, host of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” on NBC Sports Outdoors. Povermo is describing VMC®’s new lineup of Coastal Black™ hooks, which feature micro-thin layers of black finish to withstand the harsh conditions of saltwater fishing.
Chemically sharpened, the innovative new hooks are engineered to be up to five times more corrosion-resistant than traditional black finishes, says Poveromo.
He’ll get no argument from Capt. Rick Murphy, host of “Sportsman’s Adventures” and the “Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report.” Murphy says VMC Coastal Black hooks “lasts longer than any black finish hook on the market.”
Innovative engineering makes Coastal Black hooks both sharp and strong. “There’s a multi-step chemical process used to shape the point of the hook, which makes it very, very strong,” Murphy explains. “It’s 20 percent stronger than tin.”
Poveromo has long relied on VMC hooks “as a huge part of my saltwater fishing arsenal, for catching everything from snook and tarpon on up to marlin and broadbill swordfish.” Poveromo says he’s really looking forward to using Coastal Black hooks this season.