kinda off topic, but not too, but there is not one piece of silicone skirt material made here in the U.S.A.. sad, but true. if it is not an eagle claw hook, then it came from offshore also.
so, with that said, NuTech Elite Series of course have an eagle claw hook, and our other models have either an owner or mustad hook. our casting and painting, packing materials, and packaging are all done here.
if it were possible to buy silicone that is actually made here, i would. there are three main skirt companies here, but all their manufacturing facilities are off shore. so, when we did buy from one of these companies, we were just basically going through a middle man. now, we buy direct from a manufacture. just one of those things that i might not like, but when it is all made off shore, one has to buy there.