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joshgamble 09-24-2010 08:42 PM

Circle hooks
Are there flies that can be built on circle hooks?

MoscaPescador 09-24-2010 10:35 PM

Re: Circle hooks

I have seen buggers, leeches, baitfish patterns, and tarpon flies tied on circle hooks.


fredaevans 09-25-2010 01:02 AM

Re: Circle hooks
The answer is 'yes.' But what folks just can't do is 'not set the hook' in the "normal fashion." CH's are 'self setting' (for a lack of a better term) and one of the oldest style of hooks going ... like 10,000 years old.

For salt water fishing, a strong maybe, for fresh water fishing ... don't.


joshgamble 09-25-2010 06:41 AM

Re: Circle hooks
It is hard not to strike with CH's. I was thinking for nymphing that would be a good solution seeing as so many fish get missed. Good to hear they are used in saltwater.

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