G Finesse by Shinichi Fukae
G Finesse Swivel Shot
Drop-shot ﬁshing for bass is nothing new but Gamakatsu’s approach to it is. Our all-new Swivel Shot eliminates line twist that’s commonly associated with drop shotting and vastly improves rigging eﬃciency. Gamakatsu’s produced a revolutionary new “Twist Free” design using a premium swivel above the hook. The hook, a super-sharp Gamakatsu oﬀset 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 eﬃciency and easy leader length adjustments without retying your rig. 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 ﬁshing that’s sure to maximize angler’s eﬃciency, 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
G Finesse Swivel Shot Drop Shot
The original G Finesse Swivel Shot changed the game and professional anglers were eager to play. Some, like Shin Fukae, recognized the G Finesse advantage but didn’t want to break from tradition entirely. The G Finesse Swivel Shot Drop Shot features our top of the line Tournament Grade Wire Drop Shot hook. Both the hook and swivel system feature the beneﬁts of a Nano Smooth Coat ﬁnish. Available in sizes 2, 1, 1/0 and 2/0.
G Finesse Swivel Shot Worm
It’s more than just a new hook. It’s the origination of a revolutionary new technique made possible by Gamakatsu’s industry-changing G Finesse series. Pro Staﬀ Shinichi Fukae spent the last year perfecting the concept and proving its power. We’ve combined our G Finesse Worm Light w/ Tin Keeper hook with the G Finesse Swivel Shot System to create the ﬁrst ever Swivel Shot Worm. Unique in form, function and ﬁnesse. Texas Rig the Swivel Shot Worm to be ﬁshed in and around cover. The light wire allows for threading extremely small diameter worms, held ﬁrmly in place by the near weightless, tin keeper. The hook also features our unique Nano Smooth Coat Finish. Adding the“twist-free”advantage of the Swivel Shot allows super fast rigging without tangles. You can be assured the presentation is always perfect, and that translates into more strikes and more bent rods. Available in sizes 1, 1/0, 2/0. Nano Smooth Coat ﬁnish.
G Finesse Tricky Head.
From the master ﬁnesse magician himself, Shin Fukae, comes the new Tricky Head jig head. It’s the newest innovation from G Finesse. Designed to be ﬁshed with the popular shaky head technique, it brings several additional advantages to the tackle box. The Tricky Head is snag free. The weighted lead head is uniquely shaped to remain vertical during presentation, allowing the jig to bounce in and around structure while the worm or swimbait is held ﬁrmly in place by a lockdown tin keeper. You’ve got to see it to believe it. Available in black or plain lead, in sizes 1/16, 3/32, 1/8 or 3/16 oz.
G Finesse Weedless Wacky
Gamakatsu’s Tournament-winning Pro Staﬀer, Shinichi Fukae, never rests. On the heels of last year’s new Swivel Shot Drop Shot hook, he worked tirelessly with Gamakatsu’s engineers to develop the new G Finesse Weedless Wacky hook. Look closely and you’ll see, it’s not an ordinary weedless design. The weed guards are not plastic, they’re titanium wire—solidly encased and directly molded to the hook shank. They won’t come loose and they don’t vibrate or add resistance. The extremely thin gauge wire retains its shape, yet is ﬂexible enough to compress with even the gentlest nibbles. Bass won’t feel a thing, until of course, the precision sharpened Gamakatsu hook does its job. The G Finesse Weedless Wacky hook features Gamakatsu’s exclusive Nano Smooth Coat ﬁnish to add stealth and reduce friction for eﬀortless hook penetration. The hook itself features Tournament Grade Wire (TGW) that is a smaller diameter, yet stronger, than other Drop Shot hooks. Available in sizes 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0 and 3/0
G Finesse Worm Light with Tin Keeper
When conditions require ﬁnesse, the pros use new G Finesse Worm Light hooks. The light wire allows for threading of extremely small diameter worms with ease. Even the most fragile plastics are less likely to tear, saving on baits and increasing ﬁshing time. The non-corrosive tin keeper doesn’t add weight. Like all G Finesse hooks, the Worm Light hook penetrates with signiﬁcantly less force making them substantially more eﬀective. Available in sizes 1, 1/0, and 2/0, all with Nano Smooth Coat Finish.
G Finesse Gamakatsu Tournament Snap
Gamakatsu’s Tournament Snap is better by design. Primarily used on plugs for bass, walleye, salmon, stripers, steelhead, trout, panﬁsh and other species, Gamakatsu’s Tournament Snap is stainless steel and enables a full range of movement, enhancing the eﬀectiveness 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 eﬀective! Tested extensively and used under rigorous tournament conditions. Gamakatsu’s Tournament Snaps are available in two sizes, (M) Medium and (L) Large.
G Finesse Jig Head Wacky
Gamakatsu’s Jig Head Wacky is a vast improvement over other wacky jigs. The nickel/titanium weed guard is the ﬁrst indication that Gamakatsu’s raised the bass ﬁshing bar. This weed guard is small but mighty as it eﬀectively 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 diﬀerent, a custom addition that’s based on a shiner hook but modiﬁed for the Jig Head Wacky. The result is a much higher ratio of hook-ups and landed ﬁsh than any other comparable brand. Available in Black and Green Pumpkin. Sizes: 1/0-1/16, 1/0-3/32, 1/0-1/8, 1/0-3/16
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