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#1 feathers5

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 04:08 PM

What brand hooks do you use for smallmouth bass flies?



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:18 PM

i used tiemco on these cuz thats what i had but any brand of hook would have worked. i personally dont think it matters all that much. fish dont know brands

 

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for poppers i use lightning strike or mustad hump shank hooks

 

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#3 mikechell

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:20 PM

Same hooks I use for any other pattern I tie ... I go to Walmart and get Eagle Claw hooks.  

 

Sometimes, if I've got mad money, I go to Bass Pro Shop or a local shop and look for hooks on sale.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:24 PM

Got to agree with everybody. I tie SMB stuff on whatever I have laying around. From 3/0 34007's down to maybe a size 12 dry fly hook. Really depends on what I'm tying.

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:57 PM

i used tiemco on these cuz thats what i had but any brand of hook would have worked. i personally dont think it matters all that much. fish dont know brands

 

scorpio1_zpsdmsjnydc.jpg

 

for poppers i use lightning strike or mustad hump shank hooks

 

500-0.jpg

What do you call those flies? I'm always looking for something different for bass.



#6 flytire

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:19 PM

theyre called scorpios

 

http://globalflyfish...smallmouth-jump


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#7 feathers5

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:32 PM

theyre called scorpios

 

http://globalflyfish...smallmouth-jump

 

what size and colors work best for you? Nice, easy tie.



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 07:10 PM

i tied them for a swap in size 6 but tie them in your favorite sizes


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 07:20 PM

 

 

for poppers i use lightning strike or mustad hump shank hooks

 

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That is the hook I like to tye clousers on. Put the eyes in the kink. It will let it flutter more than jig and you will always have enough room for the head.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:05 PM

I use the eagle claw hooks from walmart also.Never failed me yet and the fish don't care.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:09 PM

I use the eagle claw hooks from walmart also.Never failed me yet and the fish don't care.

Are they labeled Eagle Claw Fly Hooks? I've never seen them at my Walmart.



#12 mikechell

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:16 PM

Just hooks ... not specifically for "fly tying".

 

http://www.walmart.c...ahead=eagle cla


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#13 Kentuckysteve

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:27 PM

Their online prices are high.I get them a lot cheaper in my local store.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:54 PM

Mainly, Tiemco, Gamakatsu, Owner and Eagle Claw plus one type of Mustad. Not sure which type of Eagle Claw Mike uses but I mainly use the Aberdeen style crappie hook, I can get them up to size 3/0 on line or in a catalog. Styles aren't fly tying hooks. Straight shank worm hooks, Spinner bait hooks and trailer hooks and drop shot hooks.
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 07:00 AM

theyre called scorpios

 

http://globalflyfish...smallmouth-jump

New name to me as they're almost like shad flies, but been fishing a variation of that pattern since the 80's for bass on mid Atlantic rivers. Marabou tail with a couple strands of Krystal Flash, Kreinik braid, estaz figure eighted over mono, bead chain or lead eyes on mostly Orvis 4X streamer hooks in #6,8,10,12's; or back in the 70's with just chenille & ostrich or a marabou tail. Also good in Rocky Mountain warm water ponds & lakes.