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Gamakatsu Octopus Hooks

Gamakatsu Octopus Hooks

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Octopus hook, barbed, off-set pointNickelSelect Size$3.49 USD
Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNickelSize 8, 25 Pack$8.89 USD
Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNickelSize 10/0, 25 Pack$14.79 USD
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Octopus hook, barbed, off-set pointBronzeSelect Size$3.49 USD
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Octopus hook, barbed, off-set pointRedSelect Size$3.49 USD
Octopus hook, barbed, off-set pointNs BlackSelect Size/Qty$3.49 USD
Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNs BlackSize 7/0, 6 pack$4.59 USD
Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNs BlackSize 8/0, 6 pack$5.69 USD
Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNs BlackSize 9/0, 5 pack$3.69 USD
Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNs BlackSize 10/0, 5 pack$7.29 USD
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Octopus Hook,barbed,off-setNs BlackSize 4/0,6 pack$5.69 USD
Octopus Hook,barbed,off-setNs BlackSize 5/0,6 pack$5.89 USD
Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNs BlackSize 9/0, 100 Pack$57.59 USD
4X Strong, Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNs BlackSize 8/0, 25 Pack$24.99 USD
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4X Strong, Octopus Hook, barbed, off-set pointNs BlackSize 9/0, 5 Pack$9.39 USD
20,000 years ago, the invention of the fish hook marked the beginning of sport fishing. The first hooks were made of wood or bones. As technology improved, so did the hooks. Records show that copper hooks were made in Banchen 7,000 years ago and artificial flies were used in Egypt 4,000 years ago. Fishing was also a popular form of entertainment in ancient China. Today, modern materials and manufacturing techniques have resulted in hundreds of styles of extremely high quality hooks, designed for specific types of fish and fishing methods.

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.

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 most versatile hook, the Gamakatsu Octopus Hook has long been known for its durability and strength. The Octopus hook comes in a wide variety of sizes, colors and finishes, including fluorescent finishes.
5 Stars based on 32 reviews
By Jessie
waldwick, nj
August 26, 2018
very sharp but had a few fish straighten these out on me.
prefer eagle claw for bigger fish.
Prosprice is good
By Thomas
Coram, NY
March 10, 2018
Great hooks
Use them for fluke teaser.
By Chris
Manorville, NY
October 11, 2017
It's all I use for live lining eels
Very sharp right out of the package. Finish is durable and won't rust too quickly. Great hooks.
ProsSharp Doesn't rust quickly
ConsI've had a few snap in 1/2 on big fish
By John Lee
Seaford Delaware
July 11, 2017
sharp and dependable
my standard rigging hook
By Rick
April 6, 2017
Good price
Hard to find elsewhere and just what I needed for striper chunking.
By Arthur
November 20, 2016
Great light duty hooks. Super sharp. Good for rigging sand fleas
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
August 4, 2016
Bluefish hooks
I use these exclusively for bluefish. super sharp and strong. I love them.
By V Rok
July 23, 2016
Good fluke teaser hook.
Used this with 4" gulp shrimp as teaser and works great. Probably would upgrade a size for larger fluke .
ProsGreat hooks no bends when used with pliers.
By Glenn
Wilmington, NC
April 11, 2016
4/0 Octopus hooks
Good value. Gamagatsu makes a good hook.
ProsGood Value
By Joe
May 25, 2015
best on the market
Best general live bait hooks. Extremely sharp and worth the money
Prossuper sharp right from the package holds edge very well strong
By Db
new york, NY
April 7, 2015
straight eye
Straight eye hook, I used for rigging sluggo. especially bally hook. exellent hook
By Jim
Howe, Texas
March 14, 2015
Excellent Bait Hooks
I use these with a snell for bait rigs targeting panfish. The upturned eye puts the hook point right in the line of pull with maximum exposure. The wire is light but plenty strong for how I use them.
Pros- Sticky sharp - High percentage of hookups
By charles
west covina, ca
February 20, 2015
This got the fish !
went reef fishing in the Philippines last December. My cousin says they use size 8 hooks. Brought and used this and wallaaa - I'm catching doubles and often but they're not. These Gamakatsu are really sharp and precise. Yeah, shared and even left some for them. So I bought a bunch lately to bring again next month.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
January 26, 2015
great j-hook for live bait
this is a great hook for live baiting big baits. the offset eye is great for snelling or tying a loop knot
By Raymond
Hot Springs Ar.
December 21, 2014
One of the best that I've used.
First this hook comes in that Japanese hook size. It is different from the sizes we are used to by being just a bit larger than the next size down in those sizes we are used to. I get there from Tackle Direct because I know of no other place which stocks the 9/0 that I use. Because of that size differential they are just a bit larger than the regular size 8/0 that we are used to, but it gives me a wider gap that allows me to use the larger bait that I need. I use this size for heavy duty cat fishing in an aria where 40-60Lb cat fish are caught regularly and 90 is not unheard of. Some of the trot line fishermen here use 7/0 regular trot line hooks in SS. These hooks/w the 30 degree down bend in the eye allow for easy snelling to a leader. The points are needle sharp. And I have never had one rust.
ProsOff set so less losses. Black chrome so no rust. Needle sharp points.
ConsThey are not free...LOL...
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Stephenville asked:
July 8, 2012
I want to use these hooks to Texas rig. Will they be good for this? I purchased them on a whim because I can tell they are very well made and thought out. Just wanted to know what some of the designers intended applications for this hook are.
1 Answers
This hook would be perfect for Texas rigging.
Customer Service
on July 10, 2012

john Patterson
from julaietta, Id asked:
June 29, 2012
Is this octopus hook avaiable in pink, size 4?
1 Answers
Not in pink but size 4 red is on the web page.
Customer Service
on June 29, 2012

from Thornton, CO asked:
May 10, 2012
Do you sell the Gamakatsu Octopus hooks in boxes of 100? I usually buy them this way as a custom fly tier and would prefer to purchase them in lots of 100. I also have a fly tying and guiding business and would like to inquire about dealer/guide pricing. Do you allow for this or have this as an option?
1 Answers
25 packs are the largest we sell the Octopus in Bulk. They are shown on this page:
Customer Service
on May 16, 2012


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