Firehole Sticks 523, The 523 is a 3XL version of the 516. To compensate for the additional leverage generated from the extended length the wire diameter is increased by one size, e.g. 523 #10 and 516 #8 have the same wire diameter. This is a 3X long length hook with a 1X gape. It has a 60 degree down eye and is formed from a heavy weight wire.