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Old 08-11-2010, 04:26 PM
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Default small hooks with big eyes?

I was thinking of doing a floating fly as a strike indicator, but i want to just loop the indicator on instead of having to tie it on. are there any smaller hooks (size 10 and smaller) with larger a larger eye(is that what its called? where you tie the tippet onto)?
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Default Re: small hooks with big eyes?

How about the Orvis "BigEye" hooks?

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haha thanks, thats EXACTLY what i was thinking. should check out the local places to see if anyone carries them.
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Why not tie them with a mono loop like a hoppicator?
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Default Re: small hooks with big eyes?

.....daaaaaang, i didn't even think of that! i guess its time to start tying some floating flies to use as indicators. hmm... what to choose... maybe i'll try to tie something big like a green adult dragonfly, they seem to be around right now.
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.....daaaaaang, i didn't even think of that! i guess its time to start tying some floating flies to use as indicators. hmm... what to choose... maybe i'll try to tie something big like a green adult dragonfly, they seem to be around right now.

A Woolly Bugger works well for this application. Not to mention being a darned good fly pattern in and of itself.
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