Cultiva series triple hooks are the best game fishing hooks available today in Japan. Points are very sharp, hook wires are well heat treated to stand for extra load. TN coating is really salt resistant. Made in Japan.
|Series||Wire thickness||Coating||Target fish size||Recommended line/ lb-test|
|ST-11||Ultra Fine||up to 1 kg fish||1-4lb mono|
|ST-1.56||Super fine||up to 1.5 kg fish||2-6lb mono|
|ST-26TN||Fine||Tin coat||up to 2 kg fish||3-8lb mono|
|ST-36TN||Regular||Tin coat||up to 3-5 kg fish||4-20lb mono 10-20lb braid|
|ST-36BC||Regular||Gun Black coating||up to 3-5 kg fish||4-20lb mono 10-20lb braid|
|ST-46||Medium Heavy||Tin coat||up to 10kg fish||20-30lb braided|
|ST-47TG||Medium Heavy||Ttanium Gold coat||up to 10kg fish||20-30lb braided|
|ST-56, STX-58||Heavy||Tin coat||up to 15kg fish||30-50lb braided|
|ST-66, STX-68||Extra Heavy||Tin coat||up to 30kg fish||40-80lb braided|
|ST-76||Ultra Heavy||Tin coat||GT, Tuna||60-100lb braided|
Jun's comments: I have trusted Cultiva triple hooks, and they never failed me. I've used Gamakatsu, Eagle Craw and other famous brands for years, and ended to Cultiva ST series for treble hooks.
Please consider the balance between lines, rod power, and hook wire thickness. Thicker wire hooks stand for larger thrust from fish, but requires more force to penetrate jaws. I give you recommendations for your reference, and please refer to them in choosing.
How about choosing a little thinner wire hooks, if you experience hook offs sometimes. I often see anglers choose hooks just because they are very sturdy, but those hooks tend to be too thick to penetrate jaws. Thinner, sharper hooks may penetrate jaws with the same hooking power. I mainly use ST-36 and 46/47 size #1 and #1/0 hooks for Mahi growing up to 15kg here in Japan. Matched line is 30lb braided and 30-60lb mono leader. ST-36 may be a little too thin, but I have never lost a fish due to hook wire bent open. I often change those thin wired hooks after I see wires are slightly open or bent.