Gamakatsu's dedication to producing the highest quality fish hooks made, as well as the innovation they bring to the industry has kept the company at the forefront of the premium hook market. Among the innovative ideas that Gamakatsu has introduced are:
The methods used in creating Gamakatsu hooks is what makes it so superior to all other brands. First, only the most premium grade of high carbon steel is used. is insures against any blemishes in the metal which can weaken the hook.
Secondly, Gamakatsu has the most advanced tempering system in the world. Every hook is heated to the exact temperature that is perfect for that particular style and size then cooled in oil. is process produces hooks which are super strong, but not brittle. It is extremely dicult to achieve a balance between strength and exibility, and it took many years for Gamakatsu to perfect this process.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, our sharpening process is the most modern in the world, and results in a perfectly conical point that is unequaled in sharpness.
Gamakatsu's Upturned Eye Shiner Hook has the same great shape as the straight eye shiner hook only with an upturned eye. The upturned eye makes it ideal for snelling.