Orvis Ratings and Reviews

Top Rated Product

Gamakatsu SL-12S

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.
Average Customer Rating:
4.857 out of 5
4.9
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Gamakatsu SL-12S
Review 1 for Gamakatsu SL-12S
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Hook, Service,
December 11, 2014
By: Boomer18
from On, or trying to get to, the salt
"Favorite hook for tarpon flies, light and sharp. Great service from Orvis as always."
Review 2 for Gamakatsu SL-12S
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
sharp hooks is a choise tor fishing,
December 5, 2014
By: zamrika
from NY
"Orvis always sells best possible hooks on a market. How many times
when you fishing - oops fish get away when you feel bite, and main reason hook was not sharp enough.
Not in this case. Gamakatsu made extremely sharp and durable hooks.
Fish ON
"
Review 3 for Gamakatsu SL-12S
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Hook for the Job,
November 25, 2014
By: Rigs
from Northampton
"When fishing for saltwaters hardest fighters you want the best hook possibe. well this is it, any size in the Gamakatsu range will out perform any other hooks.
Use the best for that guarteed hook hold, i've had plenty of other makes of hooks bend under pressure these hooks will not.
"
Review 4 for Gamakatsu SL-12S
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hard to beat a Gama,
March 25, 2014
By: ISHI
from Berkley, Mi
"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.
"
Review 5 for Gamakatsu SL-12S
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Gamakatsu SL-12S 6/0,
October 5, 2013
By: BruceGT
"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."
Review 6 for Gamakatsu SL-12S
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good product and service,
May 1, 2012
By: SWLDN
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!"
Review 7 for Gamakatsu SL-12S
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
December 5, 2009
By: Abelman
Good Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
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."