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#16 Swamp Fly

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:39 PM

Denduke, those look rather fishy!  I would suggest that you look at how much the hook in bottom right corner of the first pic (Eagle Claw?) is bent. My experience is that much more than a 15-20 degree bend causes hooking and retaining issues.  I might have to pick up some of the VMC hooks and play with them.  Did you have any breakage issues from bending?



#17 denduke

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 10:22 PM

Had one of the heavey 2x salt water hooks brake. Seemed like it was tempered harder. The eagle claws have offset at the bend that I straightend also. I wanted the epoxied eye to not be in the "gap" if you will. I actually did not have to bend as much thus the DOAs are bout right as is...they didn't have them except in 3/0 and larger. I just want 2/0....
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#18 Swamp Fly

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:47 AM

Thanks.  That is one of the reasons that I have not messed with the DOAs, I tend to fish smaller hooks.



#19 Mike West

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:27 PM

Looks good...would work on a lot of fish