This weekend I decided to buy proper fly hooks to tie some proper patterns. Luckily, Jonn recanted his
The shipment arrived and you may see for yourself - the Tiemco TMC 8089 is the horse pill of fly hooks. When compared to a 1/0 plain shank, you can see a wider gap and a longer shank. I threw in a dime so you trout types can see exactly what I'm up against here.
Tiemco TMC 8089 #6 hook size compared to Eagle Claw Plain Shank 1/0
The #6 will suit me just fine, but this may be just the start. In no time I'll be lamenting the good old days when a hook was a hook, just like the world's most anal fly tier. For now, I can safely tell you I won't be buying any more hooks when their sight remains unseen.