Gamakatzu SL12S Saltwater Big Game Hook.
Tin plated. The choice of pro angler’s for billfish, and other large saltwater species. Works well as a saltwater tube fly hook, or for dual hook set ups for sailfish poppers and large baitfish patterns. Very sharp and strong. Hooks and holds! 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. This 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. 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.