See that's what's not adding up. In several waysI'll say, too, that the standard issue big ass cedar plug hook has a way of keeping them stuck, too.
Fish-Field Stainless Steel Cedar Plug Hook Stainless Steel XX-Strong Cut Point Forged Needle Eye Hook Size: 10/0 This hook is specially made for rigging cedar plug hooks. Also can be used for the purpose rigging swimbaits without causing spliting the lure body.fishfield.com
This fly is analogous to a cedar plug. I'll buy the slide or retrieve whacks not sticking. But the troll hits should be equivalent to gaffing in the mouth.