Gamakatsu started producing fish hooks in 1955. At that time, they were the smallest hook manufacturer in Japan and all of their hooks were made by hand. Today Gamakatsu is a leading fish hook manufacturer in Japan, and worldwide. Gamakatsu is constantly testing new materials and striving to improve their products which already set the standard for the rest of the industry. With offices located around the world and a continuing commitment to excellence, Gamakatsu is constantly researching and developing unique products that meet the needs of even the most demanding angler.