These are my new favorite bluegill hooks. They are incredibly sharp and strong, not to mention their green color. I'm sure you can get them without the green coloration. I don't think the coloration matters anyway. If a bluegill hits a golden hooked worm, is that any less natural than a green hooked worm? Both are equally unnatural. I'm going to do a side by side test some time, but presently, these are some great hooks!