ICAST: Gamakatsu Introduces Five New Hooks for 2013
Consummate niche and technique-specific marketers and manufacturers, Gamakatsu, has responded to market demands and introduced five new hooks for 2013. Each one designed to answer a tailored need from east coast live-bait fishing, a new drop shot system, an innovative replacement treble hook and a new approach to single replacement hooks that will surely fireangler?s interest from coast-to-coast and beyond.
Drop-shot fishing for bass is nothing new but Gamakatsu?s approach to it is. Their all-new Swivel Shot eliminates line twist that?s commonly associated with drop shotting and vastly improves rigging efficiency. Gamakatsu?s produced a revolutionary new ?Twist Free? design using a premium swivel above the hook. The hook, a super-sharp Gamakatsu offset point Octopus hook, is strong enough to winch big bass out of slop --- another unique attribute of their Swivel Shot system. The Easy-Change weight system below the hook improves rigging efficiency and easy leader length adjustments without retying your rig. FLW Pro Sinnichi Fukae was instrumental in the development and testing of Gamakatsu?s Swivel Shot and shared that it has been an essential element in his tournament success. Without a doubt, the Swivel Shot is an enormous leap forward in drop shot fishing that?s sure to maximize angler?s efficiency, increase hook-ups and land trophy-sized bass without the worry posed by conventional dropshot hooks and rigging. Available in Nickel Silver Black (NSB) finish.Short Shank EWG Treble
Gamakatsu?s new Short Shank EWG (Extra Wide Gap) Treble is different from top-to-bottom. For crankbaits of all types --- there?s nothing better --- it?s the perfect replacement hook. First, we opened the points of this treble up slightly for even better hooking performance. The Short Shank EWG Treble converts those fish that slash at your bait into sure hook-ups. The shorter shank and wide gap design provides less room for fish to throw the hook. In fact, this attribute actually wedges the fish between the hook and the crankbait...it?s the ultimate in fish holding, which means fish landing, performance. That?s not all. Gamakatsu?s Short Shank EWG Treblefeatures Gamakatsu?s exclusive ?Magic Eye? that makes changing hooks a breeze. Also, the hook?s inline points run parallel to the bait creating a perfect balance point so your crankbaits run perfectly. Available in Nickel Silver Black (NSB) finish.Short Shank EWG 2X Strong
All the attributes of the Short Shank EWG Treble just beefed up to 2X Strong dimensions for tackle-busting big game species like striper, musky and peacock bass. Available in Nickel Silver Black (NSB) finish.Big River Open Eye Siwash
The reception to Gamakatsu?s Big River Bait Hook has been so strong that angler?s immediately began asking for a siwash-style hook they could use on their spinners, spoons and plugs for salmon. The answer?Gamakatsu?s Big River Open Eye Siwash. This fast penetrating hook holds better than conventional hook designs. And when fished barbless (which requires pinching the barb down), it?s the best barbless hook you?ll find. The unique Big River hook design locks fish in place when hooked. Forged for exceptional strength and built Gamakatsu sharp the Big River Open Eye Siwash is sure to make great lures even better. Available in Nickle Silver Black (NSB) finish for corrosion resistance.Nautilus Light
Gamakatsu?s Nautilus series saltwater hooks are joined in 2013 by the Nautilus Light. A light wire hook that was developed for fishing fragile live baits, the Nautilus Light is an ideal finesse hook that?s long on strength. Produced from forged high carbon steel, the Nautilus Light features a straight eye and offset point for superior hooking performance. Like all Gamakatsu Nautilus hooks, the Nautilus Light?s unique circle hook shape is designed to hook and hold which is precisely why more saltwater anglers are making Gamakatsu their hook-of-choice. Superior strength, sharpness and design add-up to make the Nautilus Light a sure bet for live bait and chunk bait anglers from coast-to-coast. Available in Nickel Silver Black (NSB) finish for corrosion resistance.