I am manufacturing fishing lures and I want to nickel plate over brass. I have a few questions about the process:

Is one alloy of brass better than another for electroless nickel plating or electroplating? I want to obtain a bright finish that has good corrosion resistance in salt water.

Which process will give a brighter finish (considering that the base material is highly polished) - electroless nickel or electroplating?

Thank you,