Gamakatsu was founded in 1955 by Shigekatsu Fujii, a man with a vision who always took great pride in making high-quality Japanese fishing hooks. He was the originator of innovative techniques, materials and production processes that changed the world of fishing hooks forever. At that time Gamakatsu was still a private company and a recognised brand for fishing equipment all over the world.
It's mainly the methods, technique and materials that make Gamakatsu hooks better than those of other brands. The hooks are made of a high-quality carbon steel. This material contains a very high percentage of carbon, so it hardly contains any impurities. This ensures that the hooks are incredibly powerful and robust. In addition, Gamakatsu hooks are manufactured with one of the most advanced tempering system in the world. This system means that the hooks are tempered in a very stable condition. Each hook is heated to the exact temperature required for its specific shape and size. Then the hook is cooled in oil. This process ensures that the hooks are super-strong. The balance between strength and flexibility is one of the most difficult discoveries and it took Gamakatsu many years to perfect.
The range of Gamakatsu products is very wide. Each product of Gamakatsu has to meet very high quality standards. This is why Gamakatsu has acquired an excellent reputation among anglers all over the world. In the assortment we find predator hooks, trebles, coarse fishing hooks and carp hooks. Besides hooks, Gamakastu also has fishing clothes in its product range. Gamakatsu's clothing not only looks good, it's also extremely functional for all weather conditions. One of the most popular clothing products is the Gamakatsu Hyper Thermal Suit. This nylon taslon Gamakatsu thermal suit offers extreme warmth thanks to its fleece lining and removable ultralight jacket that insulates the warm air inside the suit, and is 100 per cent waterproof.