NZs most versatile fish hook.
This is the most popular and versatile all-round hook in NZ and is perfect for snapper, tarakihi , gurnard and other popular fish species. The Octopus hook is characterised by a short shank, small up-turned eye, fine barb and fine wire construction and has been long known for it's durability and strength.
The methods used in creating Gamakatsu hooks is what makes it so superior:
Made from the most premium grade of carbon steel. This material not only contains a higher percentage of carbon, but also has very few impurities.This insures against any blemishes in the metal which can weaken the hook. The life of a fish hook is measured by the sharpness, hardness, and viscosity of the point. Using low quality materials results in points that are weak and not truly sharp. In order to use High Carbon steel, Gamakatsu developed a unique electronic tempering process which enables hooks to be tempered in a stable condition. As a result, Gamakatsu is able to manufacture consistently high quality, extremely sharp hooks in large quantities. This innovation has earned Gamakatsu a 70 % market share in Japan.
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. This process produces hooks which are super strong, but not brittle. It is extremely difficult to achieve a balance between strength and flexibility, 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.
- Sizes 1/0,2/0,3/0,4/0,5/0,6/0,7/0,8/0 and 10/0 (see variation for qty in pack)
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