This series uses an all-new #4 and #6 Red Premium hooks; these hooks are very sharp and have excellent plating. Moderate hook-set is recommended. The "Hot-Flash" blade has a unique "swimming minnow look". To create this blade we started with a hammered blade and by not painting the bottom 1/3, a hammered nickel or gold effect is still maintained on the "front" of the blade which also created a swimming "tail" effect. Then we added a very attractive two-toned look to the front of the blade. The darker colors are at the "top" of the blade while a prism "eye" is applied so that a "head" of the minnow is created. Finally a coat of glitter is applied to simulate the scales. We then cover the entire blade with a coat of epoxy to enhance the colors and protect the finish. When you see the blade in the water you will agree that it looks uniquely like a "swimming minnow". The #960 Series uses a #2 Indiana Blade on 42" Team-Fish Camo 12# Test.