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 $8.06
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

Size

10, 12, 14, 16, 8

Qty/Pack

20

UPC Code

08972610620, 08972610621, 08972610622, 08972610623, 08972610624

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