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  1. Default newbee Hook question

    Hello All

    I recently purchased some hooks for Allen & Co (Absolutely great price by the way) and I have a question - I got the 2457 and 2487 and I was suprised to notice the the shank is somewhat bent..... When you sight down the shank of the hook, the eye is off center to the point??? Just wondering if this normal and if so - what is the purpose?

    The more flys I tie, the more I realize I have to learn. I am trying my best to take the advise of my fly fishing mentor and enjoy the journey through this exciting sport.

    Tom

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    Default Re: newbee Hook question

    Tom welcome to the forum--

    Yes-- the slight offset is intended to improve hook ups-- it grabs a bit better than if the point was exactly in line with the eye. Not sure of the physics of it, but it seems more common on wide gap hooks (like the 2457 and 2487) for some reason. But the offset is slight enough that it doesn't affect the balance of the fly or the way it tracks in the water.
    Mark

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    Default Re: newbee Hook question

    I have the same understanding as Mark does. I think the offset hook makes it more difficult for the fish to throw the hook, a particular advantage when using barbless hooks.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
    Fly2:

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