Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



(1) 2 »


Allen hooks

Joined:
2013/5/28 14:36
From Carbon County
Posts: 203
Offline
Anybody here use Allen hooks? They're very cheap, free shipping and if you spend $30 you get a nice fly box for $3.75, spend $40 you get 2 boxes for same price. Are they the same quality as tiemco or mustad? It's $2.25 for 25 dry fly hooks sizes 8-20. $7.00 for 25 tiemco hooks is kinda pricey IMO.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 17:21


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2012/9/26 8:06
From lower burrell, pa
Posts: 754
Offline
I wouldn't hesitate to use them, they are nice.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 17:48


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2013/3/15 20:41
From Hopatcong
Posts: 4
Offline
Just got a shipment of Allen hooks. Been using them for a while now. I get E-mail specials at times. This last batch of hooks I ordered was half price. Quality is good. Been ordering a lot of barbless hooks lately.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 18:21


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2009/4/5 13:10
From Shamokin-Coal Township
Posts: 361
Offline
I have ordered from them and am pleased with the products.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 21:36


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2012/7/21 16:45
From Montco
Posts: 39
Offline
Just got back from visiting my son in Boise, ID. We caught beaucoup trout on hot spot nymphs I tie on Allen scud hooks. No problems at all and some of the trout were pigs. I like their hooks (and their prices.)

Posted on: 2013/7/20 21:58


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2013/6/6 19:14
From SW PA (Pittsburgh Area)
Posts: 151
Offline
Slightly off-topic, but just got two of their compartment fly boxes with the half foam side/ half compartment in the mail today.

Was able to consolidate my 4 smaller fly boxes into them and still have a lot of room in the foam. Very nice looking quality for half price of 12.99 each.

Going to look out for any future hook specials and give them a shot...

Posted on: 2013/7/21 1:42


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2012/12/9 15:03
From Lewistown, PA
Posts: 431
Offline
I definitely like them. They have a fairly broad selection, and the hooks all come really sharp. I've never bought any of the more expensive brands though, other than a couple packs of mustad nymph hooks that I bought before I heard about Allen. I can't see myself ever spending more on hooks when these work just fine. I actually caught their half off sale the other week, and got a bunch of hooks for like $1.50 a pack! It was awesome! If you buy from them make sure you subscribe to their email list so you don't miss the specials.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 7:27


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2009/6/5 14:47
From SW PA/Tioga
Posts: 196
Offline
The price is great. I have only ordered hooks form Allen one time. The order was for standard dry fly, scud, and tiemco 200R type hooks.

The tiemco 200R type hooks seem very good.

The dry fly hooks were made from a wire diameter much heavier than any of the Tiemco or Mustad hooks of the same hook size. Even nymph hooks like 3906B. Being that a standard dry fly hook by definition is normally made from 1x fine wire I used the Allen dry fly hooks for nymphs.

The scud hooks were also made from heavier than expected wire, but I did not have any other heavy scud hooks to compare them too.

YMMV.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 10:00


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2010/9/1 13:55
From State College PA
Posts: 498
Offline
I have. I like the new hooks and improvements to the company. I ordered hooks a number of years ago not long after they started selling them. I tried them for the price and b/c they sponsored the forum that I read (just as I support my local shop for their service, I feel I should send business to all who provide information to me). The hooks were not particularly good and I had huge problems with Allen fulfilling my order and bad interactions with them. Not a bad guy, but he seemed to be over whelmed with the growth of the company. A few months ago, I decided the to give another shot (mainly for the reason stated above and posts here). The service was much improved and the hooks were better than the first time I ordered them. I agree with short rod that some of the hooks seemed heavier than expected. They are not as good or consistent as TMC, but hey look at the price difference! I'll probably be ordering again.
I shared my first experience not to give them a backhanded slam, but rather alert others who had a bad experience with them early in the company's development and expansion to give them another shot.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 12:14


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2013/5/28 14:36
From Carbon County
Posts: 203
Offline
I think I'll give them a shot. If I order 3 or 4 packs to try them out and I don't like them I'm only out $10-$12. If they are too heavy I can use them for nymphs as was said. I do like the tmc and mustad hooks and that is mostly what I'm using but $5-$7 for 25 hooks is a lot. I got some eagle claw laser sharp dry fly hooks on eBay a while back and did like them( $6something for 100) but they seem to be hard to find in smaller sizes. Thanks

Posted on: 2013/7/22 13:01


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2010/3/2 8:23
Posts: 132
Offline
Hello,

Just noticed the thread on our hooks. "nymphingmaniac" is 100% right. My team now has made my job easier and we concentrate on customer service. I want to personally think you for giving us another try.

Our hooks have grown so fast in volume over the years. We have completely moved out of China and the quality has reflected that. Our hooks are now produced in Korea and Japan. We are still cycling out some of the lower volume China hooks, but those are almost gone now.

If I can help with anything, please let me know.

Thank you,


Justin

Posted on: 2013/7/22 23:18


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2009/2/3 12:34
From Denver
Posts: 162
Offline
I've ordered hooks recently and have been very satisfied with service and quality. I have become a big fan of their barbless hooks.

Posted on: 2013/7/23 12:46


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2010/3/29 6:56
From Portage, PA
Posts: 1449
Offline
I have literally tied thousands of flies with these hooks, and only ever had one issue. The flies have been fished all over the country as well, and in different conditions. I have personally fished them with real feel temperatures of -2 and never noticed any brittleness in the hooks. I think I had caused the single issue when I pinched the barb on the hook, making the hook brittle. Now that they have barbless, that should be a non issue as well.

GREAT company, and great customer service. They elped me out with an auction I had put together for a young girl with cancer. Can't say enough about them and thank them for helping me out.

You should not be disappointed, and If you have any issues bring it up with them, they will do what they can to resolve your problem.

I too enjoy their barbless hooks, and have had more then one pentrate into my finger. DEEP

Posted on: 2013/7/23 13:57
_________________
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."



Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2013/7/2 7:00
Posts: 263
Offline
[quote]
mike_richardson wrote:
Now that they have barbless, that should be a non issue as well.

Mike,

I agree with everyone you said, though their barbless hooks are exceptional. I really like how the barbless hooks look, as they have an incredible finish and really are sharp! Combine this with the facts that Allen discounts when you buy 100 of a type and additionally offers free shipping on hooks...it's a no-brainer.

TC

Posted on: 2013/7/23 17:53
_________________
Thanks for viewing my website: http://www.troutandfeather.com

Feel free to also check out my fly tying tutorials here:

http://www.youtube.com/tctrout


Re: Allen hooks

Joined:
2007/1/28 18:18
From Woodstock, MD
Posts: 359
Offline
Perusing their site they do look good. But, the scud hook only goes as small as 14! Not good, especially as I am tying 20's for summer fishing.

Posted on: 2013/8/3 21:02



(1) 2 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Will you be fly fishing this autumn?
Yes 95% (139)
No 0% (0)
Thinking about it 4% (6)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2014/10/31 17:56
1 Comment





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com