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Old 02-08-2013, 06:28 PM
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Default 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.
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