The Gamakatsu Octopus Barbless Circle Hooks are circle style hooks with an inline point designed to meet circle and barbless regulations found in some regions. This hooks has all the qualities of the standard Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Inline Point hook, but now without the barb. Gamakatsu designed these hooks to meet the needs of anglers who fish in bodies of water that have hook regulations that allow only circle style, inline point hooks and prohibit the use of barbs. Circle hooks are known to be great for catch and release applications in both fresh and saltwater due to their affinity for hooking the jaw instead of gut-hooking fish. We offer the black nickel colors of the Gamakatsu Octopus Barbless Inline Circle Hook in three sizes: 3/0 - 5/0 each pack contains six hooks.
Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Inline Barbless Hook Features
- Barbless hook shank - The absence of a barb is proven to reduce the chance of fish mortality as it affords an easier hook removal. Most anglers will prefer the barbed version as they are much more proficient at keeping fish hooked. The majority of anglers who need this hook are those who face hook restrictions in their local fisheries.
- Circle style gap - The circle gap is very good for holding small prepared bait. Additionally, the circle style is know for jaw-hooking a greater percentage of fish than other styles.
- Inline hook point - Typically, this feature will result in less force needed to set the hook because it matches the angle of the hook eye and utilizes the full energy being exerted by the angler.
- Perfect for Salmon Mooching Regulation in CA.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov