Gamakatsu SL-12S

Begin your next pattern with this high-quality fly tying hook.


The best saltwater hook for medium and large species. Tin-plated fly tying hook. Super sharp. Slimmer for best hook set. Super strong for 20 lb. tippets. Superb for tuna, sailfish, and large steelhead tube flies.
Fly tying hook size: 2 qty-12, 1/0 qty-12, 2/0 qty-10, 4/0 qty-7, 6/0 qty-6.


Overall: 4.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 4 reviews

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4 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Hard to beat a Gama - 3/25/2014
    By: from Berkley, Mi
    Top 100 Contributor

    These hooks are great for pike/musky flies. Strong and sharp, what more can you ask for in a hook. Backordered - but delivered in short order.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Gamakatsu SL-12S 6/0 - 10/5/2013

    These 6/0 heavy duty hooks for GT fly tying are like hens teeth in the UK. Sharp and unlikely to straighten under immense pressure. We could do with 7/0 if possible.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Good product and service - 5/1/2012
    By: from London, UK

    As far as I'm concerned these are the best big-game saltwater hooks around, but hard to find in the UK. Prompt delivery from Orvis - happy customer!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5


    These are by far the best tarpon hooks out there. They are strong, very sharp and thin enough so that tying flies that ride high in the water column makes them the go to hook. Plus, sticking a fish is much easier with the smaller gauge hook yet they stay true to form and will not straighten. The only hook I use for tarpon flies.

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