MERLIN BIG GAME HOOKS have won several MARLIN FISHING tournaments and now they are the top choice for catching Swordfish. MERLIN BIG GAME HOOKS are made from 80 percent carbon steel and finished in black nickel. MERLIN BIG GAME HOOKS are rated XXX Plus in strength. They do not fail. Our 15 degree bend is added to the welded “EYE”. It’s your choice for personal performance and technique for setting the point.