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Favorite brand of hooks

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Poll: Which of the following is your favorite brand to tye on?

Which of the following is your favorite brand to tye on?

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#16 Bras D'or Creeper

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 10:55 AM

I voted Mustad, that's what I'm using for my salmon flies and some trout flies. I use Eagle River hooks when possible, they're great.
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#17 softhackle



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Posted 13 June 2005 - 01:52 PM

I use Tiemco. I lived in Japan for 10 years, 1990-2000, and started using them during that time, which is also the time I picked up flytying.

#18 Red Nose Dace

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:29 PM

I voted Mustad for the same reason I'm never afraid of a Fenwick rod, a Titleist golf ball, or the Talon brand zipper on my pants - day in and day out the quality and availability is there. cool.gif

#19 Kodiak Commando

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:13 PM

None of the above for me. I really like the cabelas hooks, they are just as sharp and durable as the tiemcos i used to use and are cheaper.

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#20 jcstikfish


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Posted 14 June 2005 - 08:28 AM

When I'm tying nymphs, which I am going to lose dozens of, I go with Mustad or Tiemco. Can't beat them for the price. Although I find the Tiemcos to be a significantly sharper hook. The Mustad signature series has some nice hook designs. If I'm tying speys or hairwings, I like Daiichi Alec Jacksons.

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#21 Sjo Crapels

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 09:57 AM

I use Gamakatsu's for small sizes.
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#22 Grizzly Chicken

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:26 AM

I have learned! wallbash.gif NEVER buy cheap hooks! Mustad hooks always seem to get their points bent on my nymph patterns, so I'm constantly trying to sharpen
them back to shape. I'm switching to Tiemco, super hard and sharp, small
barbs easy to crimp down. Just my 2 cents. thumbsup.gif

#23 JoeBillingsley


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Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:27 AM

I mainly use Mustad, mostly because of the price, but I would prefer Tiemco. I've used Targus hooks a little and they are pretty good, too.

#24 flier


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Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:53 PM

I use Mustad. Only once did I have one straighten out. Got a nice trout that ran down stream and I tried too hard to turn him and the hook straightened out. It was a size 16 black ant. I like the hooks because they come in 100 packs at a good price.

#25 troutgeek


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Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:49 AM

I really like TMC. They just feel right to me.

I only use stainless for salt. Stainless does not break down in fresh water. If it breaks off in a fish, I would rather it rust away rather than be a permanent attachment.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

Out of the selections that you have i had to go with Mustad but i usually buy from Allen because i have yet to have an issue with any of their hooks, they support Military and they are usually about half the price.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:13 PM

I have more Mustad Than Any Other Brand In My Hook drawer