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Preferred Brand of Hooks
Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:38 PM
"All it takes is one fool to be standing arround doing something, for a bunch of other fools to join in"......a quote from an old Newfoundlander I met fishing in the pooring rain
Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:51 PM
I have caught many 10 to 15 pound steelheads with Mustad standard hooks and the only time I can remember having trouble with a hooks braking is pulling free from snags
A good rule of thumb when fishing with any fly no-mater what hook it is tied on.
“Inspect it often” along with the tippet and leader (especially after a snag or a fish)
Posted 12 November 2004 - 08:34 PM
....err, and an occasional Dai Rikki or Daiichi, and a TMC 2457 every now and then.
Price is a large part of why I choose Mustads over the other, but I'd have to say that I believe strongly in the quality of Mustads as well, and its my confidence in them that also makes me buy... I've had too many of the harder. more expensive heat tempered hooks break in the vise or against rocks on errant backcasts to make me feel any better about shelling out the extra dough...
Most of my mustads are a little softer a little more pliable than the other brands, and I've grown to like that.
Just me own humble opinion though... mileage may vary
Posted 13 November 2004 - 08:28 PM
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 07:10 AM
Mainly because I don't tend to use the same hooks all the time. It's primarily an issue of availability. I used to use Mustad almost exclusively but lately they seem harder for me to find so I buy Orvis, Tiemco, or whatever I can find to fit a requirement.
I try to buy good hooks well formed with sharp points that are well tempered steel. Those three brands seem to serve well for me.
BE THE HERON!!
Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:21 PM
I tie mostly on Mustad or their Signature hooks. However I've been looking at the Allen Fly co. hooks. I haven't bought any yet but I am thinking about it. Anybody have any experience with the Allen hooks?