Originally Posted by jamieof
WOW, guess I have to rethink this all over again. I never would have thought a #20 hook would have held a fish that big.
A well regarded book on Flyfishing in AZ called "The Flyfishers guide to Arizona" by Will Jordan say this is the back where he discusses common AZ flies.
"Zebra Midge (sizes #16-24) - It never ceases to amaze me how a few wraps of thread and wire on a tiny hook can be so effective at catching large rainbow trout. The Zebra Midge has probably accounted for more trout over 20" in Arizona than any other pattern."
I know that most common sizes people buy are #18-#22. So there are a lot of very big trout caught in AZ on little tiny flies.