What is your favourite hook?

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  1. Loopy

    Loopy Member

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    Mine is either Kamasan or Partridge. I expect that this question gets hammered but interested never the less.

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  2. Laslow

    Laslow stuck in the shop

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    Depending on what I'm tying. Steelhead & Salmon I use Daichhi. All around nymphs and streamers Mustad and scuds Tech Twins

    Jay
     
  3. Flyborg

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    Daiichi and Gamakatsu.
     
  4. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Kind of depends on what I'm tying. For spiders I prefer Daiichi 1640s or Drennon Specimen hooks, standard wets Daiichi 1550s. Dries get a number of hooks, usually whatever box happens to be open at the time, usually Daiichi or TMC, Steelhead and Salmon usually get Daichi. Klinks and other emergers get Partridge.
     
  5. kosel80

    kosel80 Native Trout Fan

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    I just started tying on Partridge because I found a shop over here that sells them for just over 1 GBP per 25! Even with the exchange rate that's a savings! My old standby was Mustad and I have never had a problem with them, I just like the Partridge better I guess.
     
  6. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    The favorite is always the one I'm tying on now. I try to buy ahead and search out the best one for what I need without paying too much. many of the best buys arer from Cabelas but not the store only the catalog, the store doesn't carry the large packages. Bob
     
  7. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Tubes and Waddington shanks, depending what I feel like tying. Gami or Owner trailing hooks.
     
  8. Camo Clad Warrior

    Camo Clad Warrior Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!

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    Daiichi ussually.... But I really like mustads. When I am looking for bargain I dont mind the eagle claws....
     
  9. stewart dee

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    Daiichi and Partridge here. Help our Natives and BONK hatchery fish.
     
  10. GR8LAKES FLYER

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    Now days I only tie for salmon and steelhead . Though I tie many different styles and use many different types of hooks , one hook stands alone from the rest ...... Harrison Bartleet Long Dee Iron by Gaelic Supreme . It ooooozes sexy !!





    Mike
     
  11. smallieFanatic

    smallieFanatic Kind of a B-boy.

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    Daiichi is my all around favorite hook brand, if only they were a bit less pricey.
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I like the gamakatsu c14s glow bug/egg hooks with a straight shank/eye. They hook fish just fine when used in tube patterns or as stinger hooks on articulated flies tied on waddingtons, shanks or cotter pins. I tie steelhead flies on size 2 gami steelhead hoods, upturned eye because I like them, not because I know if upturned, straight or downturned are better than any other. Best hook is the one that is between me and the fish and is sharp and true.
     
  13. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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  14. Chukar Spey

    Chukar Spey I'll take Chukar & Steelhead all day, every day!

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    Right now I'm really big on some UK brand "Carp" hooks that I have been using for tubes and stingers. WICKED WICKED sharp, short shank w/ a wide gap. Slight downturn eye and WICKED sharp. Want to say the are the Nash Fang Gapper hooks. You can go down to size 8 or 10 and still have the strength to handle monster fish. Gape on the smaller sizes is still wide enough for Steel. Great hook.
     
  15. Stewart

    Stewart Skunk Happens

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    I tie with Tiemco because that's what "my" local shop has. My favorite hook is the 200R. From salmonflies to hoppers to nymphs; sizes 4 to 16.