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Gamakatsu® Tackles All Your Tuna Needs

Tacoma, Washington (June 29, 2020) – Whether you’re chunking, trolling or casting, Gamakatsu has hooks for all your tuna needs. The Magic Eye Tuna Plug 3X, Tuned Tuna with Welded Eye and Tuned Tuna Plug Ringed cover almost every tuna fishing technique. The heavy-duty construction of the hooks in Gamakatsu’s tuna line up stand up to sustained runs from the most powerful fish in our oceans. No matter how you like to fish, Gamakatsu has you covered with a technique-specific hook that will put more fish in the boat.

Replacing the factory trebles on your favorite tuna lures with Gamakatsu’s Magic Eye Tuna Plug 3X hooks increases hook up ratios while providing easier releases. Rigging lures with a pair of Tuna Plug 3X hooks with the hook points opposed has been proven to increase hooks ups and landings in both recreational and tournament scenarios. The Magic Eye makes swapping hooks simple, as the beveled edge slides into split rings without the need for special pliers or tools.

You don’t have to worry about the Magic Eye Tuna Plug hooks straightening during a strong run with the drag cranked up, as the 3X strong construction stands up to the abuse of these pelagic speedsters. Releases are gentler, with fewer points to foul hook you or the fish. Gamakatsu’s Magic Eye Tuna Plug is available in 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0 and 7/0 sizes to outfit your favorite plugs.

Anglers trolling single or double hook “stiff rigs” or other offshore favorites will benefit from the increased strength of Gamakatsu Tuned Tuna with Welded Eye hooks. The welded eye won’t open or flex, giving the confidence to know that your hook will stand up to fish after fish-even when you can’t see the hook eye because it’s hidden by shrink tube. The forged needlepoint penetrates easily to ensure a solid hook set. The Tuned Tuna with Welded Eye hooks are available in 8/0, 9/0, 10/0 and 11/0 sizes to accommodate most trolling lures.  

The welded ring on the Tuned Tuna Plug Ringed gives anglers the advantage they need to win prolonged battles with the biggest fish in the sea. The ring allows the hook to swing more freely, and coupled with the short shank, eliminates leverage fish can use to get free and puts the odds in your favor. The hook eye itself is welded so that it won’t open or flex either. The Tuned Tuna Plug Ringed is an ideal fishing chunk or live baits, available in 10/0, 11/0, and 12/0.

Whether you like casting, trolling, or chunking for tuna, Gamakatsu has the right hook for you. All are built with the quality you need to tame the biggest fish in the sea. Head offshore with confidence when you rig with Gamakatsu.

Magic Eye Tuna Plug 3X Hook Features:

  • Increases hook up ratios and landings
  • Single point for easier releases
  • 3X strong construction stands up to the toughest tuna
  • Beveled Magic Eye for easy rigging without special tools or pliers
  • Tin finish for use in saltwater
  • Available in sizes 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, and 7/0

Tuned Tuna with Welded Eye Hook Features:

  • Welded eye will not open or flex
  • Forged needlepoint for solid hook sets
  • Tin finish for use in saltwater
  • Available in sizes 8/0, 9/0, 10/0, and 11/0

Tuned Tuna Plug Ringed Hook Features:

  • Ring permits hook to swing freely for more landed fish
  • One-piece solid ring stands up to the stoutest fish
  • Tin finish for use in saltwater
  • Available in sizes 10/0, 11/0, and 12/0

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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.

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