Hook anatomy and hook types - Kamasan 800 and 820 hooks
By Martin Joergensen
Sometimes I want to tie some really huge flies - huge by my standards at least. Huge would typically be sizes 4 and 2. I used to use the Mustad 34011
in these sizes, but I'm not so pleased with this hook as I used to be.
After that I was looking for a straight eye, long shank hook that would not be too heavy, and Torben at my local tackle shop pointed me to the Kamasan Lure/Nymph/Muddler hook numbered B820. This is not called a long shank hook, but is indeed quite long. It's a very plain straight eye hook and together with its down eye counterpart Trout/Classic Lure extra long B800 forms a very good base for my larger streamer, zonker and muddler patterns.
I use it for the Nutria and color band muddlers
, the Full Metal Jacket Nutria Muddler
, The Fair Fly
and many others.