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  1. Fly Tying
    Other than jig hooks or a snelled hook, the more I use loop knots on my fly to tippet the more I think that straight eye hooks make the most sense. It seems like a turned up or down eye would want to fight the fly orientation in comparison and on short shanked hooks a turned down eye might even...
  2. Fly Tying
    So, I tie for both fresh and salt water, not terribly prolific but I like to tie what I fish with if I can. I am really growing tired of the hook search. I dislike driving all over just to be dissapoointed because I can't find what I am looking for. My on line efforts are hit and miss, H&H...
  3. General Forum
    Just wondering what you all prefer for pinching barbs on bigger hooks. My forceps are decent quality, but can't fully crimp a thicker barb. I bought some Field & Stream pliers from Dicks Sporting Goods but they suck.
  4. Fly Tying
    Thoughts appreciated! My hook inventory needs to be restocked and I got to looking at these Redding, California-based shop, "THE FLY SHOP" line of hooks. Curious of any of our guys here have any experience with them? What irons are you guys using in your vises? And what source. FISH ON!
  5. Fly Tying
    Just a heads up, I had two of these hooks break on me in vise today (size 8). Two out of Eight that I tied broke. Don't know if its just a fluke. Maybe a bad batch? Can't remember one failing in the past, but I haven't tied on them in a few years. I used to like these for small searun patterns...
  6. Anadromous
    Any ideas? I currently use 2. It seems bigger would be better. 2/0? Thanks for you input. Mostly marabous. While we're at it. What brand shank do you recommend? What style tubing do you recommend? Specific links would be appreciated if you're willing. Note I have fished for steelhead but...
  7. General Forum
    Soo...i was checking out some reviews and threads on Allen reels. and i saw a post saying that i am stupid for not using allen hooks and beads. I haven't had to buy hooks and beads for a long time, i had/have huge stocks of hooks from my commercial tying days yrs ago. However, i hate...
  8. Fly Tying
    I have noticed on several business sites that sell fly tying materials a "new" hook manufacturer by the name Erleng. What does anyone know about this manufacturer's hooks, especially quality.
  9. Fly Tying
    I have been trying the Owner's Mosquito Hooks for the past couple of weeks on a flat wing pattern (3-4 inches, similar to http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/threads/flatwing-herring.129502/) with a stinger hook (size 1). I wanted to give the hooks a try because I am trying to lighten up...
  10. Classifieds
    SOLD All three hook pallets for $00 plus a padded self-addressed self stamped mailing envelope
  11. General Forum
    Does anybody use these??? I used one in Alaska many years ago and they were the cats ass for getting the hooks out of Dollies that sit there and do the death spiral... Any hoo i got to looking around for some and can't really seem to find the style i used, If i remember right it was just a long...
  12. Warm Water Species
    I went carping for the first time today and had a lot of bites and some hookups but could not keep them pinned. Was using a woolly bugger tied on a size 12 nymph hook and am thinking that I need a larger hook with a bigger gap. What size and style of hooks do you carp fanatics use? Any...
  13. General Forum
    It's funny that thread was put up a few days ago. Here's why. Chuck Tye and I were up in Ellensburg this weekend doing recon work for 2 Fly and visiting the fly shops doing our PR work (and buying any hot flies we may need we didn't have). Unfortunately we had lot of work to do so only would...
  14. Fly Tying
    I'm interested in tying this fly but I can't find the proper keel hook in stainless. Have you heat treated hooks in this way and does it change the hook's temper.
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