Re: Hook Eyes Up/Down/Straight?
I like straight eyes for everything. Up eye dries don't always seem to ride right. I have this misconception in my head that there is a clearer path to the hook point with a straight eye than a down eye. The leader slides and the hook shank slides right along with it. When I put two flies on my hand or arm, and pull on a leader, the straight eye seems to "stick" easier. Besides, I think my flies just look better on straight eyes too.