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Gamakatsu® Reinvents Vertical Jigging With New Double Assist Hooks

Tacoma, Washington (February 12, 2021) – Gamakatsu reinvents vertical jigging with the introduction of their new line of double assist hooks tailored to specific fishing styles. These new two-hook rigs are built to excel in specific techniques, tipping the odds in your favor when the going gets tough. From micro jigging to big game, there’s a double hook assist rig that will increase your success. 

Gamakatsu made vertical jigging more successful with their assist hooks, placing a free-swinging hook on a short leader near the top of the jig where most fish hit. More strikes became hook ups, and the technique became a mainstay of serious anglers. Now, Gamakatsu’s new double hook designs have increased hook up ratios even further. Tailored leader lengths place a hook exactly where the jig will be hit and minimize tangles so you can be sure your jig is ready as it probes the deep. 

Gamakatsu’s new double assist hooks are built with a single welded stainless-steel ring for durability and easy rigging. The constant motion involved in vertical jigging is tough on leader materials, giving the traces of looped monofilament, fluorocarbon, and braid used to secure the hooks a short life. The smooth, welded ring can take the abuse of constant bouncing and freight train strikes, saving the polyethylene braided line from wearing while increasing the lure’s action. 

To turn more strikes into hook ups, outfit all of your vertical jigs with Gamakatsu’s line of Double Assist hooks. The new rigs are sized for everything from freshwater bass to deepwater grouper, providing delicate presentations and the strength needed to land the big ones.

Assist 700 Double Features:

  • Flexible leader prevents fish from using the jig as a lever, increasing landings
  • Nano Smooth Coat finish reduces resistance for superior penetration
  • 3/0 and 4/0 rigged with 110 pound test polyethylene braided line
  • 5/0 rigged with 160 pound polyethylene braided line
  • Smooth, welded stainless steel ring eliminates wear on the leader and provides unimpeded motion
  • Leader length: 1 inch
  • Sizes: 3/0, 4/0, 5/0
  • Color: Nano Smooth Coat
  • Qty/Pack: 2

Assist 530 Double Short Features:

  • Short leader length to prevent tangles when using smaller jigs
  • Rigged with 110 pound test polyethylene braided line with a stiff fluorocarbon core to resist tangles 
  • Smooth, welded stainless steel ring eliminates wear on the leader and provides unimpeded motion 
  • Leader length: 1 inch
  • Sizes: 1/0, 2/0, 3/0
  • Color: Tin
  • Qty/Pack: 2

Assist 530 Double Long Features:

  • Longer leader length for larger jigs
  • Rigged with 110 pound testpolyethylene braided line with a stiff fluorocarbon core to resist tangles
  • Smooth, welded stainless steel ring eliminates wear on the leader and provides unimpeded motion
  • Leader length: 1⅜ inch
  • Sizes: 1/0, 2/0, 3/0
  • Color: Tin
  • Qty/Pack: 2

Assist 540 Double Bait Plus Features:

  • Light tackle design for micro jigging in saltwater and vertical jig fishing for bass
  • Fish skin dressing on the hooks adds attraction and triggers strikes from finicky fish
  • Rigged with 80 pound test polyethylene braided line
  • Smooth, welded stainless steel ring eliminates wear on the leader and provides unimpeded motion
  • Long side leader length: ⅝ inch
  • Short side leader length: ⅛ inch
  • Sizes: 2, 1, 1/0
  • Color: Tin
  • Qty/Pack: 2

Assist 560 Double Features:

  • Light tackle design for smaller jigs
  • Rigged with 100 pound test polyethylene braided line
  • Smooth, welded stainless steel ring eliminates wear on the leader and provides unimpeded motion
  • Leader length: ⅛ inch
  • Sizes: 2, 1, 1/0
  • Color: Tin
  • Qty/Pack: 2

For more information, visit www.gamakatsu.com

From humble beginnings as Japan’s smallest fishing hook manufacturer in 1955, Gamakatsu® Ltd has evolved to become the world’s preeminent hook manufacturer. Over the years, manufacturing upgrades and cutting-edge innovations have fueled Gamakatsu® USA’s rise as a top producer of fishing hooks, apparel, and fishing related items. 

When anglers purchase Gamakatsu® hooks, they are buying an original product made exclusively by Gamakatsu®. Gamakatsu® is continuously testing new materials and striving to improve their products, which already sets the standard for the rest of the industry.

For more information, please visit

WWW.GAMAKATSU.COM

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