Gamakatsu Introduces Nano Alpha Finish

March 15, 2024
Fishing Tackle & Gear News
Nano Alpha

Tacoma, Washington - Gamakatsu®, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and innovators of fishing hooks and equipment, is proud to introduce a proprietary new finish for their most popular hook styles.  In the ever-evolving world of fishing tackle, Gamakatsu has once again raised the bar with their latest innovation: the Nano Alpha finish. Representing a paradigm shift in hook performance, these hooks are a testament to Gamakatsu's commitment to excellence. The Nano Alpha Hooks offer anglers a plethora of advantages, including slicker performance and enhanced corrosion resistance—all at the same affordable price as their standard hooks. 

Key Features of the New Nano Alpha Hook Technology:

  • 2X Better Hook Penetration: The Nano Alpha Hooks boast an exceptionally smooth surface which increases penetration by two times over standard plated hooks. That allows these hooks to penetrate quicker and farther than standard finishes, delivering higher landing ratios for fish of all species.
  • 4X Better Corrosion Resistance: The Nano Alpha coating technology provides superior corrosion resistance over standard hook plating. This coating not only prolongs the life of the hooks but also ensures they maintain their peak performance in both freshwater and saltwater environments. It prevents rust and corrosion four times better from developing on hooks particularly on the points which quickly dulls hooks.
  • Affordable Excellence: Gamakatsu understands the importance of delivering top-notch quality at competitive pricing. The Nano Alpha Hooks are offered at the same price point as standard hook finishes like NS Black, red or bronze, making this breakthrough technology much more accessible.

Gamakatsu USA Sales Manager, Ted Thibault is excited to introduce them to the U.S. market. "We have been utilizing the Nano Alpha finish on a variety of hooks in Japan over the last few years and felt it was time to offer this superior technology in the USA. Anglers expect the best when they tie on a Gamakatsu hook, and this is exactly what Nano Alpha offers. "

Nano Alpha finish hooks will be available at retailers across the US starting on March 15, 2024.

From humble beginnings as Japan’s smallest fishing hook manufacturer in 1955, Gamakatsu® Ltd has evolved to become the world’s preeminent hook manufacturer. Over the years, manufacturing upgrades and cutting-edge innovations have fueled Gamakatsu® USA’s rise as a top producer of fishing hooks, apparel, and fishing-related items.  When anglers purchase Gamakatsu® hooks, they are buying an original product made exclusively by Gamakatsu®. Gamakatsu® is continuously testing new materials and striving to improve its products, which already sets the standard for the rest of the industry.