Gamakatsu® Silicone Stopper Key to Spinnerbait Success

Tacoma, Washington (March 3, 2020) Bass aficionados and pros will tell you one of the keys to spinnerbait success is a trailer hook. Bass attacking a spinnerbait or buzzbait tend to strike short or below the bait a good portion of the time. Adding a trailer hook can increase your hook-up ratio tenfold. Gamakatsu’s new Silicone Stopper makes it easier than ever to up the odds. 

“The Silicone Stopper is used mainly to keep trailer hooks from backing over the main hook on a spinnerbait or buzzbait,” said Jeff Roberts of Gamakatsu® USA. “The Silicone Stopper is premium quality and has a flat side and small cavity to aid in the rigging. The Silicone Stopper is easier to attach than the round ones most anglers currently use.” 

Rigging is simple. Add a silicone stopper to the main hook, slide the eye of the trailer hook over the shank of the main hook and then add a second stopper to hold the hook in place at a 90-degree angle. The flat sides help to keep the trailer hook straight. The Silicone Stopper aids in keeping the trailer hook from getting tangled in the skirt, prevents the hook from sliding up and down the hook shank, and ensures that when bass bite, they get hooked. Although designed for spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, the Silicone Stopper can be used with Texas-rigged worms, too. The only limit to their application is your imagination.  

Silicone Stopper Features:

  • Made in Japan
  • Features cavity for easy rigging
  • Flat on one side, more surface area to keep trailer hook straight
  • Color: Black
  • Qty/Pack: 10 (M, L) 12 (XL, XXL)
  • Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL

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 their products, which already sets the standard for the rest of the industry.

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