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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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#1 JarrodRuggles

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 10:20 AM

Mine would have to be the Mustads cause they arent too expensive, sharp, and extremely strong. I used to use only TMC 25 packs but I go through one of those in a couple of days. Then I found the better deal by getting 100 packs of mustads for much cheaper then the TMCs. Which do you like?

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#2 JarrodRuggles

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 10:22 AM

forgot to add an "other" category. just post it if you use one thats not up there
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#3 Fatman

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:58 PM

Gotta stay with the Mustad's. Their cheaper in cost and I've yet to have one break off EXCEPT by my lousy backcast LOL. Plus I can buy them by the thousand through Hagens.

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#4 Bud Guidry

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 02:14 PM

my favorite are Ron Reinhold hooks. thumbsup.gif


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Posted 11 June 2005 - 02:39 PM

Depends on what type of flies your talking. For Salmon&Steelhead I use mustads, trout flies I use mostly Daiichi but do use a few other brands sometimes.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 03:49 PM

It depends for sure. Eagle river is the best for trout flies, and I love partridge for salmon steelhead. Kasman also has some great hooks.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 04:16 PM

For all of my dries I use TMC. I like the small barbs that are easily smashed down.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE (Bud Guidry @ Jun 11 2005, 02:14 PM)
my favorite are Ron Reinhold hooks. thumbsup.gif


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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:07 AM

In my opinion the best hooks in the world are
being made by Owner, however their selection
and availability of long shank, fly tying-appropriate
hooks is not good, so I usually end up tying on
Daiichi or Gamakatsu.
I know a lot of fishermen are diehard
"buy american" guys, but the Japanese are
very clearly kicking our asses at hook making

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 04:58 AM

I ty my little nymphs for salmon on Hayabusa. I use some special Partridge hooks for Klinkhammers and Mustad Salmon hooks. For all my troutflies I use Tiemco.
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#11 Ralph Jones

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 05:04 AM

I wanted to vote 'Eagle Claw' but they weren't listed. Ralph
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Posted 12 June 2005 - 09:15 AM

Gamakatsu, cause they're sharp and strong as hell.

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:50 PM

I prefer TMC and Gamakatsu.They are just so good smile.gif.

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 10:17 PM

I bought Mustad primarily because they were very competitive price wise, and I have stuck with them coz I have never had a failure yet, so don't see a need to change.
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Posted 12 June 2005 - 10:45 PM

I generally tie on all stainless hooks unless I'm tying nymphs and those are all Mustand. Not to mention they are extremely cost effective.. Being stainless I rarely through one away, just re-sharpen and re-tie for a new fly!