2014 Gamakatsu Catalog, Page 2


New! Gamakatsu Tournament Snap Gamakatsu’s new Tournament Snap is better by design. Primarily used on plugs for bass, walleye, salmon, stripers, steelhead, trout, pan sh and other species, Gamakatsu’s Tournament Snap is stainless steel and enables a full range of movement, enhancing the e ectiveness of whatever plug is used. Better yet, and unlike other plug snaps, Gamakatsu’s Tournament Snap will not accidentally open. The clever design of the Tournament Snap stays closed at all times as the plug eye is threaded onto the snap. It’s easy and e ective! Tested extensively and used under rigorous tournament conditions.

1. TWIST & CLICK - Hook the open end of the Tournament Snap inside the lure eye. Twist and click into place.

2. PULL - Keep you line tight and pull at a 90 degree angle away from the lure to nish setting.

Shinichi Fukae

Designed and endorsed by FLW Pro Shinichi Fukae



Gamakatsu’s Tournament Snaps are available in two sizes, (M) Medium and (L) Large. (See page 22)

Swivel Shot Drop-shot shing for bass is nothing new but Gamakatsu’s approach to it is. Their all-new Swivel Shot eliminates line twist that’s commonly associated with drop shotting and vastly improves rigging e ciency. Gamakatsu’s produced a revolutionary new “Twist Free” design using a premium swivel above the hook. The hook, a super-sharp Gamakatsu o set point Octopus hook, is strong enough to winch big bass out of slop --- another unique attribute of their Swivel Shot system. The Easy-Change weight system below the hook improves rigging e ciency and easy leader length adjustments without retying your rig. FLW Pro Sinnichi Fukae was instrumental in the development and testing of Gamakatsu’s Swivel Shot and shared that it has been an essential element in his tournament success. Without a doubt, the Swivel Shot is an enormous leap forward in drop shot shing that’s sure to maximize angler’s e ciency, increase hook-ups and land trophy-sized bass without the worry posed by conventional drop shot hooks and rigging.

Available in NS Black. Sizes: 2 - 3/0 (See page 22)

Jig Head Wacky Gamakatsu’s Jig Head Wacky is a vast improvement over other wacky jigs. The nickel/titanium weed guard is the rst indication that Gamakatsu’s raised the bass shing bar. This weed guard is small but mighty as it e ectively clears hazards yet maintains its shape and rigidity under the most demanding use. The jig head is an improvement as well. Better designed to resist snags the hook eye is recessed to prevent getting hung-up in structure. Even the hook is di erent, a custom addition that’s based on a shiner hook but modi ed for the Jig Head Wacky. The result is a much higher ratio of hook-ups and landed sh than any other comparable brand.

Available in Black and Green. Sizes: 1/0-1/16, 1/0-3/32, 1/0-1/8, 1/0-316 (See page 22)