Gold Salmon Egg hooks are extra sharp and extra strong. Turned up eye. When bottom fishing, use the lightest weight possible. This will prevent fish from feeling resistance. When you have a strike, or a fish is running, reel in slack line, then set the hook. This will provide a positive hook set resulting in more landed fish. If fish swallow hook, cut the line very close to the eyelet. This will increase the chance of survival allowing the fish to grow into a future lunker.