Check out the detail shot on the left. They look like Mustad offshore and shark hooks to me. Having first-hand knowledge of just how sharp and pointy those things are, I'm both inspired by Capote's dedication, and wincing at the same time. I also wonder how much the piece is worth...500,000 heavy-gauge hooks aren't cheap. And that, my friends, concludes the Honest Angler's fish-art appreciation class of the week.