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dustponds10 10-06-2010 11:28 PM

toughest hook
I am wondering what is the best hook to tie on? I am a little tired of the mustad dry fly hooks bending on me it is getting old and I am in need of better hooks. If you know please share. I have lost alot of nice fish the last year on these hooks and I havent even put much pressure on the fish when hooked. Any ways thanks

fredaevans 10-07-2010 04:30 AM

Re: toughest hook
Never (at least that I can remember) had a 'problem' with Partridge hooks. For 'doubles' the Salar's are the 'Cat's Meow.'

okuma 10-07-2010 11:54 AM

Re: toughest hook
I agree on Partridge.

dustponds10 10-07-2010 01:19 PM

Re: toughest hook
alright thanks a ton. any idea where the best place to get them? Website and what not?

okuma 10-11-2010 06:59 AM

Re: toughest hook
I ordered mine from anglers

markfrid 07-03-2014 08:32 PM

Re: toughest hook
I recently ran into the same thing with Mustad small hooks. I've had good success with their heavy-wire hooks, though. More margin for error there. I cleaned out the hook bin of all light wire and small mustads - pitched them - and have gone completely over to tiemco-tmc and diichi. Have tied flies on those down to 24's and never had one bend. More money, but I know they will do the job. And "more money" means my hook cost has gone from .12 to .24 . I know that's 50% but it's 12 cents. Compare that to the cost of a comparable quality fly at the fly shop for 1.50 to 2.00. Cost of the hook is still quite cheap. And again, I know they will do the job.

That's how I look at it. Others surely will differ.


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