Your favorite trailer hook?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by John Hicks, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Thats interesting Tallfallguy, I have only tied 6 or 8 hang backs before for trophy trout, trolling lakes and also noticed how the octopus hook lays point open, not point closed on the loop making the hook have a hard time grabbing a lot of meat on a take. I thought a siwash hook (straight shaft) would bring the point down much better to set deep. I will have to check the dropshot hooks out because I hate tying these hangbacks and If they hang at a better angle than a octopus they would get my vote.
  2. Those are the hooks for me...
  3. the one that lands Moby Steelhead...
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  4. Heard about that one capt Ahab....
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  5. Another vote for the gami drop shot

    For big striper and pike flies like the tru turn hooks.
  6. Eric, if you used the hook on that fly I gave you, it was an Owner SSW Size 1
  7. Said fly which hooked and landed 3 mighty skagit fish in one day? that fly? that special, special fly? :)

    That is what I use mostly, though size 2 and 4.

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