The curved shank of the XC240 gives tyers a unique option for stonefly, caddis, shrimp, emergers, and many other styles of flies. The slightly upturned eye design ensures you won’t get in your own way of the hook point when tying a new creation, while the barbless point allows for easy hooking and releasing of fish. This hook is part of our XC competition hook collection designed to give anglers and tyers an unbeatable quality in a carefully crafted selection of shapes that hook and hold fish in stealthy black nickel barbless models. Sold in packs of 25. Slight up-eye, curved shank, X-wide gape, sproat bend, barbless point, black nickel finish.