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#1 dontheo

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Has anyone had any quality issues with these hooks? They seem to be reasonably priced and usually that means you get what you pay for. Sorry if this has been beaten to death. I took some time off and have not beem following posts as close as I had in the past.

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#2 Prosopium w.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

They are not the greatest...I'd put them far below Tiemco and Dai Ichi.  They bend, are inconsistent, have dinged up points, and Dan Bailey's (the producer/distributor) has massive quality control issues.  The latest batch I got were brittle, had a very poor finish, and the #135's (scud hooks) were offset improperly.  You can count on at least a couple in each pack to be without eyes or have other deformations.  In short, they are crummy hooks, although I do use a couple of their styles.  The scud hooks are usually good and the bigger bugger and nymph hooks are OK too.  The saltwater hooks and smaller dry fly and nymph hooks are pretty much a waste of money.  There are many better and few worse options on the market.



#3 BassMouth87

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

I ordered 100 assorted Dai-Riki streamer hooks off ebay and was not really impressed at all with the hooks. The larger streamer hooks were OK at best, but some of the smaller ones would get warped and deformed just from the pressure of thread when tying.

 

If you are looking for cheap hooks that are still high quality I would recommend trying out Green Caddis Outfitters,  I have ordered 600+ hooks in assorted styles and they hold up just as well as the major brands I buy at the fly shops.



#4 EzGoing

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

I've been using Dai-Riki hooks for years [20+ years] and have never had an issue with them. I think they are the best deal out there for hooks.



#5 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

I never had a problem with them I use alot of them only a couple hooks had eye issues out of virtually thousands of hooks used


"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#6 CoachBob

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I use them all the time.  The best prices are from www.bluequillangler.com.

I have used several styles in many sizes and probably had less than five bad hooks out of a thousand.

The hook gap is great for smaller ties.


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#7 Chris Patterson

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

No complaints here. I've not gone through nearly the quantity that some on this thread have but  I've been using them more and more after becoming dissatisfied with some of the store brands and other lower priced options.


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#8 Plapla

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

I remember these hooks having problems awhile back. Sounds like try haven't improved either.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:50 AM

Have used one style (075, #8-18) for a few years with no complaints.  They are a cheaper hook and do have slightly higher deformity rate than the premium manufacturers, but for the money I've never seen that as a insurmountable problem.  Never had any fail on me.  They have recently changed the finish, so I cannot speak to the merits of the latest batch.



#10 dontheo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

Thanks to all. I just tie for myself and don't keep a fly to long. The trees are looking good though.

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#11 dontheo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:07 AM

Prosopium Love the avatar. I have two knuckleheads just like him/ her.

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#12 bowmike

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

I like Allen Fly fishing Hooks. Great company with decent prices.


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#13 Chris Patterson

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

Allen is one of the brands I stopped using. I had a lot more quality issues with them than Dai-riki so far. Verdict is still out I suppose...

#14 Prosopium w.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Prosopium Love the avatar. I have two knuckleheads just like him/ her.

 

He is a knucklehead...but at least he will let me have a salmonfly nymph crawl around on him until I get the right pic, no matter how disgusted he clearly is with the situation.

 

I never go fishing without him!

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