Pattern Steelhead Fat Flies

I have been tying hairwings on those drop shot and small Daiichi 2451 hooks for few years now. Great hooks and perfect for small hariwings like yours Leland. Thanks for the ideas and great flies.


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Sexy. I did up a bunch of royal coachmen and unweighted prince nymphs on drops shots last year for the ronde and they were golden. Best light wire hook imaginable.


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A hook I've never heard of before, off to open a new Google window.

Interesting to read what 'drop shot fishing' for Bass was all about. Like a still water 'plunking' system. Apparently quite effective for suspended fish.


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I have been using that style drop shot hook for all my stinger applications. Wicked sticky little sucker and I like the straight eye/straight pull angle for winter fish.
I found the hooks at Sportco in Fife. The shape is the same as a Gamakatsu SC15 series but black instead of nickle plated. The SC 15 in size 1 is almost an exact match but just under in size hence the 1/0. The drop shot hook is a bit heavier wire and has an upturned eye, as well.