R18-B Barbless 2x Strong

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Gamakatsu Design Features

BarbBarb BarblessBarbless Barbs on ShankBarb on Shank Circle HookCircle Hook Extra Wide GapEWG - Extra Wide Gap EyeEye ForgedForged Hole EyeHole Eye Magic EyeMagic Eye Off-set PointOff-set Point Open EyeOpen Eye Titanium WeedguardTitanium Weedguard Welded EyeWelded Eye Wire KeeperWire Keeper SuperlineSuperline Finesse SeriesFinesse Series Tournament LegalTournament Legal
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Gamakatsu’s R18-B reflects the very latest in fly hook technology. At a glance you’ll notice this barbless hook is different. The matte finish is Nano Smooth Coat, a coating that is slick, virtually frictionless and reduces resistance which enhances hook penetration. The R18-B is a true barbless hook. That is, it was designed from point to eye as a barbless hook, not just a hook that has the barb removed. That’s why the unique shape of the R18-B. The “R” refers to “retainer bend” which holds hooked fish significantly better than conventional round bend style hooks.

Beyond design is strength. The R18-B is made from 2X heavy Gamakatsu wire that’s ideal for use with big fish. Anglers fishing big trout in tailrace fisheries using small flies have asked for a heavier wire hook and Gamakatsu answered with the R18-B. But make no mistake about it, this is a multi-use, multi-species barbless fly hook that will surely find its way into hundreds of fisheries and millions of fly boxes.

Gamakatsu Fly Hook Comparison Chart
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Gamakatsu Fly Hook Comparison Chart

General UseGamakatsuMustadTiemcoDaiichiDai-Riki
Standard Down EyeS109484052101170300
Standard Down Eye BarblessS10B94845900BL1190
1x FineS10-3F9843352301100
Straight Eye DryS10S948591011110310
Midge 1x FineS13S-M948595011480
Stinger 1x Strong ForgedB10S371872720
Glo BugC14S94791051510
Salmon Steelhead 3x StrongL11S-3H34068002451
Streamer 4x Long 2x StrongS11-4L2H7958093952220700
Streamer 4x Long 2x Strong SS11S-4L2H967493952220
Multi-use 1x FineS12S-1F33661640
Multi-use 3x StrongS14S-3H34068002451
ScudC128025024871130
CaddisC12U37160205BL1140
Scud, BarblessC12-B2487B
Salmon Steelhead Dry 1x FineT10-3H9024079892421
Salmon Steelhead WetT10-6H3689079992161899
Russian River FlyRussian River36717
Standard SaltwaterSS1534007811S2546930

NOTE:
Gamakatsu would like to state that this is only a comparison chart. Although our hooks would not be direct replacements, they would be an exceptional choice for your favorite fly patterns.

Starting at $8.06

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All Pricing and Product for U.S. market only

Available sizes & colors

SKU Color Size Qty/Pack UPC PriceAdd to Cart
346202-20Nano Coat162008972610620 $8.06
346203-20Nano Coat142008972610621 $8.06
346204-20Nano Coat122008972610622 $8.06Out of Stock
346205-20Nano Coat102008972610623 $8.06
346206-20Nano Coat82008972610624 $8.06

All Pricing and Product for U.S. market only

Gamakatsu’s R18-B reflects the very latest in fly hook technology. At a glance you’ll notice this barbless hook is different. The matte finish is Nano Smooth Coat, a coating that is slick, virtually frictionless and reduces resistance which enhances hook penetration. The R18-B is a true barbless hook. That is, it was designed from point to eye as a barbless hook, not just a hook that has the barb removed. That’s why the unique shape of the R18-B. The “R” refers to “retainer bend” which holds hooked fish significantly better than conventional round bend style hooks.

Beyond design is strength. The R18-B is made from 2X heavy Gamakatsu wire that’s ideal for use with big fish. Anglers fishing big trout in tailrace fisheries using small flies have asked for a heavier wire hook and Gamakatsu answered with the R18-B. But make no mistake about it, this is a multi-use, multi-species barbless fly hook that will surely find its way into hundreds of fisheries and millions of fly boxes.

Color

Nano Coat

UPC Code

08972610620, 08972610621, 08972610622, 08972610623, 08972610624

Size

16, 14, 12, 10, 8

Qty/Pack

20

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