R18-B Barbless 2x Strong

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Gamakatsu Design Features

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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 Use Gamakatsu Mustad Tiemco Daiichi Dai-Riki
Standard Down Eye S10 94840 5210 1170 300
Standard Down Eye Barbless S10B 94845 900BL 1190
1x Fine S10-3F 98433 5230 1100
Straight Eye Dry S10S 94859 101 1110 310
Midge 1x Fine S13S-M 94859 501 1480
Stinger 1x Strong Forged B10S 37187 2720
Glo Bug C14S 9479 105 1510
Salmon Steelhead 3x Strong L11S-3H 3406 800 2451
Streamer 4x Long 2x Strong S11-4L2H 79580 9395 2220 700
Streamer 4x Long 2x Strong S S11S-4L2H 9674 9395 2220
Multi-use 1x Fine S12S-1F 3366 1640
Multi-use 3x Strong S14S-3H 3406 800 2451
Scud C12 80250 2487 1130
Caddis C12U 37160 205BL 1140
Scud, Barbless C12-B 2487B
Salmon Steelhead Dry 1x Fine T10-3H 90240 7989 2421
Salmon Steelhead Wet T10-6H 36890 7999 2161 899
Russian River Fly Russian River 36717
Standard Saltwater SS15 34007 811S 2546 930

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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Available sizes & colors

SKU Color Size Qty/Pack UPC Price Add Qty. Add to Cart
346202-20 Nano Coat162008972610620 $8.06
346203-20 Nano Coat142008972610621 $8.06
346204-20 Nano Coat122008972610622 $8.06
346205-20 Nano Coat102008972610623 $8.06
346206-20 Nano 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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