Gamakatsu has added yet another weapon to its’ extensive arsenal of saltwater fly hooks. The new SC17 is the culmination of input from some of the most experienced Tarpon anglers in the business.
Gamakatsu basically asked serious Tarpon anglers what they wanted in a hook. The SC17 is the result. This new series is specifically designed for big fish in situations where a small hook is necessary.
Available in sizes 1/0, 2/0, and 3/0, the design allows angler to present a smaller profile fly, but still have the strength needed to hang on to a very large angry Tarpon. The SC17 features a short, stout shank with an eye turned up ever so slightly to put the direction of pull in line with its’ sticky sharp beak point.
The SC17 also has a very wide gap to help hold the fish once the battle begins. It makes a good tube fly trailer as well. The finish is a corrosion resistant NS Black.
NOTE: The SC17 3/0 has the same gap (shank to point -15mm) as a TMC 600SP 1/0, with a shorter shank and heavyer wire.
Hook length 1/0 25mm hook gap (shank to point) 13mm
Hook length 2/0 26mm hook gap (shank to point) 14mm
Hook length 3/0 29mm hook gap (shank to point) 15mm