Down eye vs straight eye
As a beginner the one thing that is daunting is actually selecting the materials.
I was at a local fly shop and was just staring at the wall of hooks. I went to the fly shop with the specific purpose of buying materials to tie some compara/sparkle dun.
The material list called for Tiemco 100. As I was looking for the hook, I noticed the Tiemco 101. I didn't think anything of it and just got the 100s, but when I got home I started to think about the straight eye hook.
When would you use a "straight eye" hooks vs. a "down eye?"