The VMC Ringed Live Bait Hook is a super strong, short shank circle hook featuring a ring through the hooks eye. The Ringed Live Bait Hook from VMC is designed for natural presentation of live bait in both freshwater and saltwater. The Ringed Live Bait Hook is forged from the finest High-carbon steel. It offers a great price/quality ratio for live bait fishing in both fresh - or saltwater. Its wide size range makes it perfect for rigging live baits of any sizes. The use of the ring is advantageous for a few reasons: The super strong solid rings reduce the direct stress on the hook which increases the strength and integrity of the hook when under pressure from big game fish. Additionally, Ringed hooks also allow live bait to swim more naturally, and once hooked up, the hook pivoting on the ring tends to wear less of a hole in an active fishes mouth. The VMC Ringed Live Bait Hook is available in 6 sizes: 2 - 4/0 in the black nickel finish. Quantity per pack varies.