what to do with bent shaped nymph hooks

Jerry Daschofsky

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#3
Depends on where you got them. Can't you take them back? Or is the shop too far away?

Hell, try creating some new fly with it? Never know what you may create. The next Teeny Nymph. ;)
 

Jeremy Husby

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#5
What size are they, are they up bend or down bend. If Down Bent I woulld use them for some beadhead K.Stone flies.Or tie any nymph pattern and start the thorax at the bend.

If Up bend I would use them for bait patterns because you can use the bend as the belly. For instance ( if they are small ) use squirrel zonker strip arcoss the top and us a dubbing on the bend, making sure that the mass of it is at the bend this will give the look of a small fish, here is a really crappy pic to explain my madness. . .
 

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ak_powder_monkey

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#6
Jeremy Husby said:
What size are they, are they up bend or down bend. If Down Bent I woulld use them for some beadhead K.Stone flies. Or tie any nymph pattern and start the thorax at the bend.

If Up bend I would use them for bait patterns because you can use the bend as the belly. For instance ( if they are small ) use squirrel zonker strip arcoss the top and us a dubbing on the bend, making sure that the mass of it is at the bend this will give the look of a small fish, here is a really crappy pic to explain my madness. . .
good call dude!!
 
#7
I use a lot off the TIEMCO 200 RBL hooks in the 3x size 6 for such things as Zonkers, leeches, crawdads and dragon fly nymphs.
Though they are listed as a dry fly and nymph hook they can be used nicely for some streamers.
The bent shank, in my lowly opinion, gets a higher percentage of hook-ups on streamers than a straight shanked fly. My humble theory is that the bent shank pushes the business end into the jaw when the fish closes its mouth. I have no scientific evidence to support this observation. The closest thing I can come up with for a visual is a fulcrum and lever.

Dave
 

Jeremy Husby

Is there a Vahalla for fishermen?
#8
I had the same thought on hook ups the first time I played with one, the way th spear stick downwards. I use them on lake patterns for trout, I just bend Mustad 9672's to the shape I want, make life alot eaiser then trying to find them. Plus I can get the bend just how I like for each pattern.