I'll let you know when my next .kiwi order gets here - I ordered some floating finesse plugs and threw in some Vanfook hooks.
Back as promised - fishingshop.kiwi held my order for 2 weeks waiting for one of my lures to restock. Just received it yesterday.
Vanfook minnow hook #6 installed on the tiny 36-mm plug, and next to it, a USM Owner #6, which is the same as Cultiva S-55
The Vanfook ME-41BL has smaller eye, shorter shank, and overall looks stickier.
Definitely lower fouling tendency to go along with improved hook-up. (also 16 hooks/pkg)
The tiny Smith Gunship floater/diver is for sight-fishing redfish in skinny grass - same place you'd use a flyrod.
The lure would need a smaller #8 with the Cultiva hook.
These are my stream boxes, floating (+diving) and sinking - neither box has a lure over 4 g
The boxes are Meiho 800NS - at $3/ Do Not Pass Go on these -
the best and most efficient small lure box I've ever used -
you can stack a gang of these in your fishing bag, along with everything else you want to bring.
and since I'm here, the lures I added to salt finesse boxes today
Magbite Mimiq slow-sinking pencil shrimp that makes me want to wade Fence Lake with UL right now. The Vanfook attractor Drift hooks are part of the action -kicking shrimp tail and dragging shrimp antennae.
Timon Buriburi glow floater/diver going into Arroyo glow finesse box (only floater in the box). We mostly prospect deep in the navigation channel for schoolie specs, but have seen times when their defense mechanism sent them to surface-only eats.
Smith Gunship 45F that fit bad boy #3 Vanfook hooks
The same Smith Gunship 36F I show in the first photo on this post
-ps - I was tinkering with diminutive 38 mm Ryuki S plugs, and discovered the #6 Vanfook ME-41B has shorter shank than #8 Cultive S-55