These 1X short and 1X stout classic steelhead hooks designed by renowned Northwest hook designer Alec Jackson have become the go to steelhead hook for Pacific Northwest steelhead guides and anglers. The beautiful classic sweeping forged bend and return-loop up-eye are great, but the real beauty of the Steelhead Irons is their durability and fishability. Black, gold or nickel finishes! These hooks can take the beating of deep winter fishing: Remember, if you're not catching rocks you're not catching steelies in the winter when the water temps are way down and the fish are sluggish and holding tight. Alec Jackson Steelhead Irons are easy to sharpen again and again and make for a great, durable steelhead fly.