R18-B Barbless 2x Strong (20 Pack)
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
Gamakatsu Fly Hook Comparison Chart
|Standard Down Eye||S10||94840||5210||1170||300|
|Standard Down Eye Barbless||S10B||94845||900BL||1190|
|Straight Eye Dry||S10S||94859||101||1110||310|
|Midge 1x Fine||S13S-M||94859||501||1480|
|Stinger 1x Strong Forged||B10S||37187||2720|
|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|
|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|
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
All Pricing and Product for U.S. market only
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16, 14, 12, 10, 8