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Daiichi 2461 aberdeen hook sizing


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#1 robow7

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 09:40 PM

Gentlemen, is there anyone that uses or has lying around, a Daiichi 2461 aberdeen hook in sizes 4,2, and/or 1 ?  I'm trying to find what the length of these hooks are and gap if possible.  I'm looking at tying up some smallie streamers and was told this might be a less expensive alternative to some other premium hooks out there.  As always, thank you for your time and input.



#2 mikechell

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 11:15 AM

Eide's site ... 

 

https://flyhooks.org/daiichi


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#3 flytire

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 02:04 PM

if one looks, theres not much there for daiichi 2461

 

https://flyhooks.org/daiichi/2461


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#4 robow7

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 02:09 PM

Thanks Mike, I did check on that site initially but as stated above, it really didn't offer much information.

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 03:27 PM

OK. I had to sift through some of my hooks.    Did find some 1/0 2461's.    Round bend, gape is 1/2", shank is about 1 1/2 "   I use them for streamers, large woolly buggers and poppers.   I mainly use Eagle Claw Aberdeen hooks for most of my streamers,  large woolly buggers and poppers.   The size 1 Eagle Claw, round bend  gape is 1/2", shank length is 1 1/4".  Size 2 Eagle Claw, round bend, gape is 3/8" ,  shank is 1" . I would say they're interchangeable.  The 2461 shank might be a little longer.  The shank on the 1/0 2461 is the same length as a 3/0 Eagle Claw Aberdeen.   The two catalogs I use for non-fly fishing hooks don't carry Daiichi anymore.  Feather Craft describes the 2461 as  "standard wire, Aberdeen bend, 3 XL. 


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#6 robow7

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 12:26 AM

thank you Philly



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 12:27 PM

Mustad has pretty good 2x heavy streamer hooks for reasonable prices I get mine from sportsmen's warehouse.