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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hook suggestions

Hi guys. I am getting back into tying for trout. Was wondering if anyone could help me condense my fly hook purchases.

What types, sizes, etc. do you all recommend?
Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 02:28 PM
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I like she hooks size 12-16 streamer hooks 12,14 3x long for wooly buggers. It's hard for me to see tying anything smaller than size 16
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Firehole or Hanak Jig hooks are mostly what I use, Sizes 12-18 depending on the patters. I tie midges from size 14-18 same with my nymphs, stone flys I'll tie sizes 10-12.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 01:27 PM
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a scud hook will tie about anything nymph wise and even can use it for some dries. Honestly its really hard to condense unless you arent tying a whole lot of stuff. Also with hooks you get what you pay for, nothing i hate more then having a hook bend out on me or one that wont keep a sharp point.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 04:35 PM
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I haven't found one hook manufacturer that fit all of what I want in a style/shape of hook. Here are the brands of hooks that I've found to stay sharp, not bend out, and have the shape and fit the bill for what I like and how I tie. Partridge, Hends, Daiichi, Gamakatsu, and Fulling Mill are what I like to use, each of these manufactures have their own "special" shaped hooks.
Honestly, you need to give more information than you have because the answer can be and is as broad as your question. Are you looking to tie nymphs, wetfly/soft hackles, dries, big or little streamers, caddis pupae, scuds, big foam terrestrials, emergers? I think you may get more answers if you tighten the area of your question.

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