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Old 11-23-2012, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: Hook size FYI

I've used many different brands & sizes over the years, and agree there is not much of a standard between brands. I doubt there will ever be any type of agreement within the industry, so I've adapted instead. Of the hooks I've had issues with, I now know what I need to buy to get the size I want, so as long as they keep making & sizing them as they do, I'm OK with it. It's not just with fly hooks either, it's the same with jig hooks between different brands too.
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Default Re: Hook size FYI

I got the Daiichi hooks in the mail today. The Daiichi 5/0 is a perfect match for the Mustad 1/0. Industry standard schmandard! If it wasn't for the fact I tie Deer Hair Bass Bugs on hooks the size Daiichi is calling a 1/0, the $13.56 I spent on a pile of these hooks would have been a complete waste. I at least will have a reason to use them. I'd post a photo of the Mustad 1/0 next to the Daiichi 5/0 but it is kind of pointless. They are identical. I wonder if this is typical of Daiichi.
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Default Re: Hook size FYI

Of all the hooks I've used, the daiichi and gamakatsu seem the sharpest, lightest, and strongest per size. But the hooks are kind of small...

I've been using Umpqua U401 (stainless) hooks also, a 25 pack goes for about 11$. These are econo hooks compared to the others, but are pretty strong and sharp. I match them with the 35mm extended shank.
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Default Re: Hook size FYI

From an older post on my blog:
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There are a couple more comparisons on that blog post, but I can't seem to locate the original photos.
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found the other two hook comparison photos:
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