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    Default Question: Hook Length

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    I’m wanting to tie a terrestrial pattern for the whitespotted sawyer beetles that are so common here in Interior Alaska. I need to order hooks, either Umpqua U204 or TMC 2302.

    My dilemma, I’m not sure what hook size I need for a fly body length of 3/4”-1”? Is there anyone that has either of these hooks (both are 2XL curved) that could measure the shank length (total length of the fly body) of these particular hooks in the #4 & #6 & #8 sizes? I’m looking for the actual measurements.
    Last edited by North Pole; 02-16-2020 at 02:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Pole View Post
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    I’m wanting to tie a terrestrial pattern for the whitespotted sawyer beetles that are so common here in Interior Alaska. I need to order hooks, either Umpqua U204 or TMC 2302.

    My dilemma, I’m not sure what hook size I need for a fly body length of 3/4”-1”? Is there anyone that has either of these hooks (both are 2XL curved) that could measure the shank length (total length of the fly body) of these particular hooks in the #4 & #6 & #8 sizes? I’m looking for the actual measurements.
    The TMC 2302 and TMC 2312 are identical except the the 2302 had a down eye and the 2312 has a straight eye. Therefore the shanks should be identical. However hook is curved so you have to measure the shank length yourself as to where you will end the body. Each grid line is 1 mm and 1 inch = 2.54 cm; 1 cm = 0.39 inch.

    Here are grid photos of the TMC 2312.

    flyhooks.org
    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    Thanks so much! That’s exactly what I was looking for. That’s a great site for hook dimensions!

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    Glad I could help.

    Cmon back and post some photos some of the fish you catch with those flies.
    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    They’ll all be Arctic grayling. It won’t be for 3-4 months. It was -38F here today so no open water for some time.
    Last edited by North Pole; 02-17-2020 at 01:39 AM.

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