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NEW for 2020: Gamakatsu® Unveils New Terminal Tackle

Tacoma, Washington (September 8, 2020) – Gamakatsu is approaching terminal tackle with the same attention to detail that makes their hooks superior. Their new swivels are built to the same precision tolerances, giving anglers the high quality that they expect from Gamakatsu. Top of the line components create a swivel that provides stealth presentations, with strength far beyond its size. The initial introduction includes the all-new Superline Swivel, Superline Swivel with Duo Lock Snap and Superline Swivel with Cross Lock Snap.

The Japanese made Superline Swivel offers a superior strength to size ratio and an NSB (nickel silver black) coating is applied for a stealthy finish that resists corrosion, in fresh or saltwater. Swivels are available in sizes 10 to 1, with break strengths of 35 to 330 pounds. Whether you chase Bluegill or Bigeye, Gamakatsu has a swivel for you. 

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Anglers that enjoy the quick-change nature of snap swivels can choose from duo or cross lock versions paired with Gamakatsu’s new Superline Swivel. Freshwater anglers, and those employing light tackle out in the brine, will gravitate toward the lightweight duo lock snap, rated from 35- to 120-pound test, in sizes from 12 to 5. Those chasing larger quarry will appreciate the beefier construction of the cross lock snap swivel, in sizes 7 to 2, testing from 75 to 230 pounds.

Superline Swivel Features:

  • Superior strength to size ratio
  • Treated with a stealthy NS Black coating
  • Available in size 10 (35lb), 8 (50lb), 7 (75lb), 6 (80lb), 5 (120lb), 4 (130lb), 2 (230lb), and 1 (330lb)
  • Made in Japan

Duo Lock Snap with Superline Swivel Features:

  • Duo Lock Snap for small to mid-sized baits
  • Superior strength to size ratio
  • Treated with a stealthy NS Black coating
  • Available in size 12 (35lb), 10 (35lb), 8 (50lb), 7 (75lb) and 5 (120lb)
  • Made in Japan

Cross Lock Snap with Superline Swivel Features:

  • Cross lock snap for mid-sized to larger baits
  • Superior strength to size ratio
  • Treated with a stealthy NS Black coating
  • Available in size 7 (75lb), 6 (80lb), 4 (130lb) and 2 (230lb)
  • Made in Japan

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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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