Gamakatsu’s R17-B fly hook is proof positive that big things can be achieved in small pack- ages. A barbless trout hook, the R17-B features Gamakatsu’s exclusive Nano Smooth CoatTM technology. This coating enhances penetration for reliable, solid and immediate hook-ups. The combination of a wide gap design, 3X fine wire material, the slightly curved shank and barbless retainer bend (that slight crook at the bottom of the hook bend), add-up to fewer fish lost and better hook-ups on this exceptionally strong, small, fine wire hook series. Available in sizes from 12 to 24.