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Hook anatomy and hook types
Selecting a hook



Hooks  B175  34011  Holden  840B  800/820  Emerger  TMC700  Selecting  Broken
By Martin Joergensen

Selecting hooks for any fly is unfortunately often a compromise between several things. You have to select a hook which is suitable for the pattern you want to try, but you also have to consider strength, weight, availability and - for salt water flies - its ability to withstand the corrosion. The misfortune is that many of these factors do only rarly meet in the same hook. So in order to get the best hook you have to do some choosing.
This article will tell you how to take those choices when selecting hooks for smaller salt water flies in the size range 12 to 2. Smaller than 12 are only rarely used in salt water and selecting larger hooks for tropical species is another matter altogether.

Choices, choices...

Hooks   B175   34011   Holden   840B   800/820   Emerger   TMC700   Selecting   Broken



User comments
From: HOWARD PALMER · hpalmer176·at·aol.com  Link
Submitted April 27th 2010

WHAT AFFECT DOES THE ANGLE OF THE HOOK EYE HAVE ON HOW THE FLY PREFORMS



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