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 Post subject: Question about jig hook with 60* bend
PostPosted: October 24th, 2008, 8:37 pm 
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There is an interesting article in the most recent Midcurrent newsletter about jig hooks with a 60* bend.

http://www.midcurrent.com/articles/flie ... hooks.aspx

I don't tie my own flies (at least not yet) so I was wondering if the guys that do, or have used these hooks, have any opinions about them? Thanks for your input.
Tom


 
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 Post subject: Re: Question about jig hook with 60* bend
PostPosted: October 27th, 2008, 6:10 am 
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Tom,

Good to hear from you.

In my travels, I have seen fly shops that do have some of the jig hooks that are referred to in the Mid-Current article. However, the smallest I could find them were 1/0--my most common hook sizes that I use are 2 and 4.

I will say that on occasion, I will bend the eye of my hook similar, but it is probably a 45 degree bend. I only bend it because Tim Borski does it while tying some of his patterns in his second video.....(Borski Ties Flies Volume 2).

Bart


 
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 Post subject: Re: Question about jig hook with 60* bend
PostPosted: November 3rd, 2008, 3:37 pm 
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I saw some of those hooks in Don Blanton's Striper article in the latest FFSW magazine.

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