While the company is relatively new to American anglers, BKK has been manufacturing fishing hooks since 1856. Over six generations, the Zhan family took a small workshop supplying hooks to fishermen in Poyang, China, and grew it into a large-scale modern production plant that ships hooks around the world. That original workshop still stands today—though partially flooded and in ruins—with the original sign and its message that captures BKK’s mission to this day: “We make every type of fishing hook.”
Of BKK’s extensive catalog, some of the most interesting products among Northeast anglers include the BKK-LONEDIABLO inline single hooks. Each hook is hand ground, ensuring a super-sharp point, and is finished with BKK’s bright tin coating which keeps the hook in fishing shape for longer. The “micro ring” is welded closed, eliminating a possible point of failure—this makes the hook suitable as a treble hook replacement on striper plugs as well as tuna stickbaits.
Unique among BKK’s hooks is a pound test rating that comes on the package. The 5/0 BKK-LONEDIABLO, for example, is able to withstand approximately 137 pounds of pressure.
The BKK-RAPTOR-Z Treble Hooks are already taking hold among the Northeast’s spinning rod tuna captains. The hand-ground points and powerful design are able to find purchase even in the hard mouths of big bluefin tuna.
The Hybrid Heavy Circle SS complies with the current striped bass bait fishing regulations and features a needle hook point super-slide coating for easy penetration in the corner of the striper’s jaw.
The TITANDIVER+ Worm Hooks have applications in fresh and saltwater. With models from 6/0 up to 18/0, anglers can rig super-sized soft plastics on large enough hooks to get solid sets on big predators like stripers, pike, muskies, tarpon, and even tuna. Unique among worm hooks is a replaceable weight that can be added or removed from the hook without removing the soft plastic. There’s also a spinning blade that attaches to the hook for added flash and attraction to the presentation. Each TITANDIVER+ comes with two weights and two hooks.
And that’s just scratching the surface of BKK’s offerings. With 150 years of hook development backing the company, it won’t be long before these hooks find their way onto the lures and into the tackle boxes of anglers throughout the Northeast.