"Sickle hooks?"

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by fredaevans, May 11, 2008.

  1. fredaevans Active Member

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  2. PT Physhicist

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    Sticky sharp and hold fish better than a traditional siwash. Best hook of it's type out there.
  3. Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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  4. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    A lot of the sickles hooks on the market are really fine wire and you can have bend out issues on larger fish. The ones carried by rvrfshr are what you want if you buy some. Their 90 degree 1/16 oz jig heads are xx wire on a size 2 hook. Perfect for tossing on a bug rod with a floating line and indicator.
    RVRFSHR also has great customer service.
  5. fredaevans Active Member

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    Thanks Guys, but to expand a tad. Anyone tie flies with these things?
  6. PT Physhicist

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    I haven't tied with them so don't know how they'd ride as a traditional steelhead pattern. I'd bet they would work great as a clouser type hook but wonder how they'd handle the salt.

    Might have to experiment now that you have me thinking about it.
  7. Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    I've only used them on articulated leeches. I wouldn't exactly call that "tying". Used the sickle octopus exclusively this winter for gear fishing and was impressed.