Built for Big Lines

VMC Heavy Duty Wide Gap Hook

VMC Heavy Duty Wide Gap Hook

Built for big lines, heavy equipment and tough situations, the VMC “Ike Approved” Heavy Duty Wide Gap Hook was designed with the help of 2003 Bassmaster Classic Champion and 2006 Angler of the Year, Michael “Ike” Iaconelli. He shared the tricks and tweaks that tournament pros have used for years to put winning fish in the boat, and applied them to one of the newest hook designs from VMC. Featuring a 3-degree offset point that may not seem like much at first, it actually greatly increases the hooking rate of the hook. Incredibly sharp and also equipped with a wide gap to accommodate a wide range of soft plastics, the VMC “Ike Approved” Heavy Duty Wide Gap Hook also comes equipped with a hook eye that is sealed shut with smooth epoxy resin to prevent your line from slipping through or getting damaged.


Field testing this product was done at the Letsibogo Dam in Botswana. The two biggest fish caught for me during this outing both came on Texas rigged plastics. Both fish were over 5kg and was pulled out of heavy timber on stout tackle and 25lb line. Those that have been there will tell you these brutes are exceptionally strong and. The 5/0 hook I was using did not bend and it retained its razor sharp point.