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#1 lykos33

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:13 PM

OK, I am getting a little aggravated by my seeming lack of proper hooks! I watch all these vids from great tiers and they all have such a huge stock of varying hooks. When I finally win the lottery, I will have every type of hook known to man....until such time can anyone give me a supplier for up eye hooks? I'd prefer to keep my business in the States or Canada, simply because I hate shipping fees from afar...so, any leads from the wise ones here?
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#2 Dustin Guyette

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:28 PM

what type of up eyed hooks are you looking for (salmon, dry, wet)
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#3 letumgo

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:43 PM

Murray - Check out J. Stockards website. They carry a wide range of TUE (turned up eye) hooks. Here are a couple different types.

Small TUE hooks for soft hackle flies
Curved Grub hook (TUE)
Steelhead/Salmon Hook (TUE)
Steelhead/Wet TUE Hook
TUE Larva/Caddis Pupa Hook

Once you know the model number & hook style your looking for, you can do a quick Google search to find other vendors, if you want to shop around. I'd recommend Stockard's as your first stop. Their customer service has been outstanding, in my experience.


I found these links handy for comparing a range of different hook choices/equivalents.
Printable Hook Comparison Table (PDF File)
Killroy's Hook Chart Link
http://www.flytyingf...gettyer=letumgo

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#4 utyer

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:54 PM

Check out belvoirdale.com. The Gaelic Supreme Trout Hooks come in many different styles both dry, wet, nymph, and streamer lengths. There is a page of salmon fly hooks and these too have up eyes. These are a little pricey, but this is the best selection of up eye hooks you will find in one place.

For the salmon fly hooks, they are available from Daiichi, Mustad, Tiemco, and Gamakatsu dealers.

Mustad at one time had an up eye hook in their classic trout fly series. I believe it was the 94842. I have a few dozen of these, but I haven't seen them available for a while. Partridge also had a Capt. Hamilton up eye dry fly hook if that's what your looking for. It may also be hard to find.

Standard disclaimer: I am not connected to Belvoirdale in any way. I was once a long time ago a dealer, but not in the last 15 years.
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:56 PM

J Stockard has hooks on sale and their free shipping offer ends today. Get the order in quick! I took advantage and placed an order last night.

#6 lykos33

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:34 PM

Thanks folks, didn't realize JStockard had any up eyes. Those links covered pretty much all I was hoping for. I think as far as salmon flies, I'll just go with some blind eyes I have "on order"
Murray

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#7 Mr. Vegas

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:21 PM

Where did you get the blind eyes
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#8 Dustin Guyette

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:44 AM

QUOTE (Mr. Vegas @ Jan 17 2011, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where did you get the blind eyes



i get mine from here http://www.feathersmc.com/
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