A top-performing hook that’s made to tackle some of the toughest gamefish around, Gamakatsu’s Sl12S 1X Short Big Game Wide Gap Hooks will help you land anything from horse albies to monster billfish. In their Sl12S 1X Short Big Game Wide Gap Hooks, Gamakatsu took their classic SL12S Hook and increased the wire size and shortened the length in order to provide a stout hook with a gap that can handle just about any predatory fish. These hooks are made from a 1x heavy Gamakatsu wire and feature a straight eye and super sharp hook point. Perfect for smaller-bodied streamers like Surf Candies, smaller Hollow Fleyes, and Game Changers, Gamakatsu’s Sl12S 1X Short Big Game Wide Gap Hooks are a hook that’s capable of pursuing true predatory fish.
Gamakatsu’s Sl12S 1X Short Big Game Wide Gap Hooks are designed with a shorter shank and a stout construction. This makes them perfect for streamers that require a strong hook and shorter shanks. With such a tough construction and heavy wire, these hooks keel even the largest sized flies, and with such a range of sizes, you can confidently whip up anything from a size 4 Surf Candy for bonito or a large 4/0 Hollow Fleye to match sea herring. And despite these hooks being designed for streamers, they also make a great choice when tying crustaceans like shrimps and crabs as well as the occasional cephalopod.
An easy comparison to make with Gamakatsu’s Sl12S 1X Short Big Game Wide Gap Hooks is their standard SL12S. This is the same build of a hook only it’s not shortened and allows tyers a little extra room for tying on. This is great when tying full-bodied streamers that inch into the foot-long range or anytime you need just a little extra tying room. Both of these hooks are excellent quality and can handle fresh and saltwater environments, but the Sl12S 1X Short Big Game Wide Gap Hooks is a better choice whenever you need a hook to accommodate smaller patterns .