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Gamakatsu is well known as Japan's finest manufacturers of hooks. Their hooks are an excellent alternative to another terrific Japanese made hook (Owner). There are enough differences between Owner and Gamakatsu's offerings to justify both sharing some space in your tackle box.

We stock the Gamakatsu Octopus, Live Bait, Heavy Duty, Ringed Live Bait and Nautilus Circle Hooks, as well as several unique rigging accessory products.

 

Given  new hooks from Mustad and USA made Eagle Claw, we're reducing our inventory of Gamakatsu hooks. Hooks are specially priced at our shops while we close out this manufacturer. No knock on Gamakatsu, they make fine hooks. But, we're hook heavy in our inventory and given other suppliers being more focused on our long range needs we'll likely discontinue this supplier.

gamakatsulogo.jpg (12684 bytes)GamaKatsu's circle hooks have proven quite popular, and productive.  I'm a big fan of Owner's circle hooks, and didn't initially want to bring in another similar line.  But, after playing around with the hook, getting some requests for the product, we had to introduce the line. The hooks are kind of a "tweener" product, a bit thinner in diameter than an Owner Mutu, but heavier than Owner's Mutu Light.  As a result, they will find lots of applications.  When you need something a bit heavier than the lightweight circles, but not as heavy as the standard Owner offering the GamaKatsu's fill the bill.  Given their late entry to the market, they also try to include an extra hook or so in their pocket packs. 

Like their other SUPER hooks and Owner's premium product, the Gamakatsu's are made from black high carbon steel which will last quite well in the saltwater environment. Click on the picture to the left to see a comparison of Owner and Gamekatsu's 3/0 size circle hooks.  I think you'll see why I believe the hooks complement one another in an angler's arsenal.   They're still stout, but a bit smaller than the Owner Super and Standard Mutu's.   Also, like the Owner, these are not a one time use product, you'll get lots of fishing from these hooks, that is unless some fish takes 'em deep - which just doesn't happen with circle hooks.  I'd say at least 90% of the time these hooks will penetrate the corner of the fish's mouth.  For catch and release these are great, for catch and eat they're very effective, too.  The Nautalus hooks are available in size 1 through 6/0.  The regular retail price is $4.95, but we're offering these great hooks for a buck off that price. 

 

Buy Description Price
Gamakatsu Nautalus Circle Hooks #1 8/pack $4.95
Gamakatsu Nautalus Circle Hooks #1/0 7/pack $4.95
Gamakatsu Nautalus Circle Hooks #2/0 7/pack $4.95
Gamakatsu Nautalus Circle Hooks #3/0 6/pack $4.95
Gamakatsu Nautalus Circle Hooks #4/0 6/pack $4.95
Gamakatsu Nautalus Circle Hooks #5/0 5/pack $4.95
Gamakatsu Nautalus Circle Hooks #6/0 5/pack $4.95

 

Gamakatsu Live Bait Hooks

The live bait hooks are a rugged high performance "J" hook made super sharp and with the best steel available. Their shank is fairly short, which makes hooking up a baitfish much more subtle in presentation. The Live Bait hooks are offered in either a light wire or heavy version. Fishing smaller 'chovies and lighter line? Go with the light.

 

Buy Description Price
Gamakatsu Live Bait Light Hooks size 6 8/pack $3.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Light Hooks size 4 7/pack $3.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Light Hooks size 2 7/pack $3.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Light Hooks size 1 6/pack $3.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Light Hooks size 1/0 5/pack $3.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Light Hooks size 2/0 5/pack $3.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Light Hooks size 3/0 5/pack $3.99

Gamakatsu Live Bait Heavy Duty Hooks

The Heavy Duty Live Bait hooks offer increased strength appropriate for bigger fish and heavier lines and drag system. They range in size from 5/0-10/0

Just as you have some options fishing lighter line, between the light and moderate live bait hooks, The Heavy Duty hooks have the strength you'll need to bring in the triple digit tuna.

Buy Description Price
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 1 5/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 1/0 5/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 2/0 5/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 3/0 5/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 4/0 5/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 5/0 5/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 6/0 5/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 7/0 5/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 8/0 4/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 9/0 4/pk $5.99
Gamakatsu Heavy Duty Live Bait size 10/0 3/pk $5.99

 

Gamakatsu Ringed Live Bait Hooks

Anyone who has tried ringed hooks know their virtues. They help a bait swim, they help ensure that upon hookset you're more apt to hang the fish on the corner of it's mouth similar to a circle hook. Because the bait swims better, your presentation to the fish you seek is also better. So, your success on the water is enhanced.

Buy Description Price
Gamakatsu Live Bait Ringed size 6 7/pack $6.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Ringed size 4 7/pack $6.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Ringed size 2 6/pack $6.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Ringed size 1 6/pack $6.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Ringed size 1/0 6/pack $6.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Ringed size 2/0 6/pack $6.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Ringed size 3/0 5/pack $6.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Ringed size 4/0 4/pack $6.99

Gamakatsu is without doubt one of the top hook manufacturers in the world. They, like Owner, produce great hooks and have a strong following. Owner took the lead in quality saltwater oriented hooks for long range fishing applications, offering larger sizes & heavier wire and rings. But, Gamakatsu had their fans based on their quality and effectiveness. The only lacking aspect was addition of more ringed hooks and some larger heavy duty sizes. Gamakatsu has been addressing our market more aggressively for the past few years, with their Nautilus circle hooks, Live Bait series and ringed live bait hooks. For 2008 more saltwater specific hooks have been introduced which address most of those points, with new models and refinements to existing hooks. Gamakatsu now can boast a much fuller range of the kinds of hooks we've been wanting to see.

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Picture needs updating to show hook with ring. Shown, unringed version.

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sold out Gamakatsu Super Nautilus with Ring - 4/0 272414 qty 6 $16.99
sold out Gamakatsu Super Nautilus with Ring - 5/0 272415 qty 6 $16.99
sold out Gamakatsu Super Nautilus with Ring - 6/0 272416 qty 6 $16.99
Gamakatsu Super Nautilus with Ring - 7/0 272417 qty 5 $16.99
sold out Gamakatsu Super Nautilus with Ring - 8/0 272418 qty 4 $16.99
gone Gamakatsu Super Nautilus with Ring - 9/0 272419 qty 4 $16.99
gone Gamakatsu Super Nautilus with Ring - 10/0 272420 qty 3 $16.99
gone Gamakatsu Super Nautilus with Ring - 11/0 272421 qty 2 $16.99
Gamakatsu Nautilus with ring 2/0 42412 R qty 5 $6.99
Gamakatsu Nautilus with ring 3/0 42413 R qty 5 $6.99
Gamakatsu Nautilus with ring 4/0 42414 R qty 4 $6.99
Gamakatsu Nautilus with ring 5/0 42415 R qty 4 $6.99
Gamakatsu Nautilus with ring 6/0 42416 R qty 4 $6.99
Gamakatsu Live Bait Heavy Duty with ring 1/0 00411 R qty 5 $7.29
Gamakatsu Live Bait Heavy Duty with ring 2/0 00412 R qty 5 $7.29
Gamakatsu Live Bait Heavy Duty with ring 3/0 00413 R qty 4 $7.29
Gamakatsu Live Bait Heavy Duty with ring 4/0 00414 R qty 4 $7.29
Gamakatsu Live Bait Heavy Duty with ring 5/0 00415 R qty 4 $7.29

Gamakatsu 4X Octopus Hooks

These hooks are the top choice for white seabass anglers. Long shank, perfect for double threading a nice squid, strong, sharp, and as you can tell from the image, a nice gentle kerb or angled design for better hook sets. Yep, perfection.  

Buy Description Price
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 1/0 6 pk $3.99
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 2/0 6 pk $3.99
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 3/0 6 pk $3.99
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 4/0 6 pk $4.49
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 5/0 6 pk $5.99
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 6/0 6 pk $5.99
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 7/0 6 pk $6.29
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 8/0 6 pk $6.83
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 9/0 5 pk $7.34
Gamakatsu 4X Octopus SE 10/0 5 pk $7.99

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Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks

There are a lot of folks who strongly believe in the value of red hooks.  For instance, a buddy came by the shop today, went out on a 3/4 day party boat.  They were targeting anything that would bite.  While fishing the Huntington Flats, one fellow hooked on a nice 'but, got it to the surface, gaffed and brought her aboard.  When the deckhand saw the red hook in the flatties mouth he hollered out, "Red Hook! Break out the red hooks!" Several fish were caught, many shorts, but one that weighed in at 28#.  That's a nice So.Cal. Halibut.  It may be small by some of our buddies up north, but down here we have a smaller variety of halibut.  Many guys who fish for white seabass also have come to really trust having some red on their jigs for WSB, and red hooks ready for fishing fin-bait. There are some water related optical reasons for the attraction to red hooks or red on white jigs.  I'm no scientist, but I'll try anything that adds a bit to my luck. Red Octopus hooks from Gamakatsu, well, better fishermen than I believe in 'em, who am I to argue.

 

Buy Description Price
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 6 10/pack $2.99
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 4 10/pack $2.99
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 2 8/pack $2.99
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 1 8/pack $2.99
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 1/0 6/pack $2.99
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 2/0 6/pack $2.99
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 3/0 6/pack $2.99
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 4/0 6/pack $2.99
Gamakatsu Red Octopus Hooks size 5/0 6/pack $2.99

 

 

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