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Preferred Brand of Hooks
Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:54 PM
NYC, Jersey Shore, Eastern PA, occasionally Downeast Maine
Big fish don't get big by being stupid.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:56 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 03:17 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 03:29 PM
If you say the hook isn't as sharp out of the box then a couple passes over a sharpening stone will cure that.
Maybe I'm just cheap but I still the standard Mustad hook
Posted 11 November 2004 - 05:42 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 07:21 PM
BUT, I have heard that Mustad is supposed to have a new salmon hook, or improving the one previously made. Haven't heard all the details, but a rumor I had heard. Will see.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 07:41 PM
Get me on the water!!
Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:25 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:07 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:39 PM
As for trout, Mustad is my choice, not sure why though....I guess cause I started out on Mustad and that's all the local shops carried. Now that I have ordering power I'm testing the water with other brands.
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Fly Tyer's Daily Blog
"Neither is there a right way nor a wrong way to tie a fly---sometimes just a better way."
J. Edson Leonard (Preface to his 1988 Edition of Flies, 1950, A.S. Barnes, NY)
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Henry David Thoreu
Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:14 AM
Most of my flies are clouser minnows fished in very rocky places for stripers and most of my flies end up attached to these rocks.
If each hook cost a buck I'd probably fish more conservatively and catch less fish - with the Eagle Claw 100 for 5 bucks deal I can loose as many as I want and I catch more fish because of it.
For tuniods I use Varias they have short shanks sharp hooks and I've never had one rust, break, or bend.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:38 PM
Posted 12 November 2004 - 02:52 PM