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Who makes offset hooks?

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#1 feathers5


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:25 PM

What brand of fly hooks have offset points? I thought Daiichi used to make them. Anyone aware of any around?

#2 DarrellP


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 07:54 PM

If I want an offset hook, I use plain shank bait hooks.
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

tweak the hook while its in the vice


i believe tiemco scud hooks are offset

Fly tyers sure have a way at making things difficult

#4 tjm


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:49 PM

egg hooks 6-16 https://mustad-fishi...et?color=Bronze

 Lots of kirbed and reversed hooks out there by multiple manufacturers that could be used, most are intended as bait hooks- some common wisdom once held that kirbed or reversed hooks cause the fly to spin the fly in current or on a retrieve, I've never tested that notion.

#5 sandflyx


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:55 AM

yes they spin when used with flys. also makes the fly lay on its side.



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#6 FIN-ITE 34


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 07:03 AM

What size and style are you looking for?

#7 rstaight


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 07:22 AM

When it comes to an offset I take the pliers I use to crush the barbs. I put the point of the hook in the pliers making sure to go past the barb. Then take hold of shank and give it a tug. Really easy and you can put quit an offset in the hook.

I do this before I start tying. Would really suck to do it after you have the fly done and break the hook.

It does put the hook at a funky angle to tie but there is a simple remedy. Turn the vise so the hook is perpendicular to you.

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