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    Can't justify paying the 15 or so bucks for a pack of 25 saltwater Gamikatsu hooks. Is there any other more affordable options? I used to buy these hooks at Stroud Tackle when I was in San Diego that were awesome. I remember them being something like 5 bucks for a pack of 25 and lasted just as long as the expensive Gamis and TMC hooks. I'm mainly looking for size 6 and 4 Clouser style hooks for Surf Perch flies. Thanks for the help!

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    http://www.americanflyfishing.com/Fl...altwater+Hooks

    Here are the SW hooks we sell at Kiene's in Sacramento.

    We sell them walk-in, over the phone or online store.

    We usually ship out same day.

    Free shipping over $50

    No sales ax over $200

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    I use the Dai Ichi 2546 for my perch flies.
    I have a bunch of flies that I had tied for me but never put them on the market. If you're willing to cut off the material the hooks can be reused.
    Where do you live? I'm going to the Sac show next week and the Pleasanton show in Feb. Send me a PM if you're interested

    Jay

    PS, I think I have a few hundred left
    Last edited by Baja Fly Fisher; 01-09-2018 at 05:35 PM.

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    Kiene's has the right saltwater hooks, and a quick calculation of similar ones for the purpose sees Gama's SS15 as the cheapest (they're a thin wire hook) followed by their SL45 ("Panfish"...small for their size btw) then the best Bonefish hook out there IMHO, the Gama SL11-3H (silver)...the Black version (L11S-3H) is more expensive.Lastly the Tiemco TC811.Don't scrimp with hooks,they're the most important part of the puzzle.Please correct me if these stats aren't correct Bill,and Thanks.

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    Allen has some solid options for cheap, the 004 is quality. https://www.allenflyfishing.com/saltwater-1/
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    Thanks for all the advice!

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    You could find some old Mustad 3407 or 34007 and bring a sharpner with you. The 3407 is an awesome hook. Can be sharpen razor sharp.

    I think I have a bunch of 4's if you are still looking.
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