Gamakatsu's R17-B fly hook is proof positive that big things can be achieved in small packages. A barbless trout hook, the R17-B features Gamakatsu's exclusive Nano Smooth CoatTM technology. This coating enhances penetration for reliable, solid and immediate hook-ups. The combination of a wide gap design, 3X fine wire material, the slightly curved shank and barbless retainer bend (that slight crook at the bottom of the hook bend), add-up to fewer fish lost and better hook-ups on this exceptionally strong, small, fine wire hook series. This Gamakatsu fishing hook is one of the fishing tools available in sizes from 12 to 18. Sold in packs of 25.