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 Circle Straight Eye Inline Point Octopus Hook is an ideal inshore / offshore hook for live bait and chunk baits. Super sharp, exceptionally strong and designed to hook and hold fish in the corner of the mouth.
With the ever increasing popularity of circle hooks and their new found success, some fisheries have gone to circle hook only regulations. Along with that, the regulations call for a limited degree of offset or not offset at all. Some feel that too much offset on a circle hook negates its ability to set only in the corner of the jaw and can result in a few fish being hooked too deep. Gamakatsu's new "in-line" circle hook is designed to meet those regulations that call for a non-offset circle hook. Based on the same design as the very popular Octopus Circle Hook, the In-Line Circle Hook features no offset.