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Discount Hooks?

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Who is using the discount hooks? What are your thoughts? I have been using Daiichi, but at 6 bucks a pack they're starting to get a little pricey. I have been looking at Dai Riki's and J Stockards brand. I was on Allen's site as well.

Anyone have any thoughts on these? Using them?

Thanks!

Posted on: 2013/1/1 19:13


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I just recieved a $40 order from Allen hooks. Good so far, some of the eyes seem to be bigger than expected but that just makes finishing your fly easier. Tough to beat for $2.25 a pack.

Posted on: 2013/1/1 19:37


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I like the Jstockard nymph hooks. I do not, however, like their curverd nymph/scud hook. The curve is far to agressive.

Posted on: 2013/1/2 8:57


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I have become a big fan of Allen Hooks. I still use TMC or Mustad for some things, but I would guess I'm using 80% or more Allen. The quality is perfectly acceptable and the price and level of customer service they provide is fantastic.
Mike.

Posted on: 2013/1/2 11:12
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Yep Allen for me too.

Posted on: 2013/1/2 12:35
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I still have around 12,000 (thousand) mustads to use before I start to need certain types. For curved hooks and such I have and still use saber hooks (6.95/100)..

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I ordered a couple packs of Allen's last night to check out. Reviews seem pretty good.

Posted on: 2013/1/2 15:34


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Allen hooks are great for the price. I just ordered some more today.

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Saber hooks from flyshack.com work for me. Good price and good performance.

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I just want to say that a saber hooks can not handle a steelhead with attitude, #censor# half of them bend in my vise.

Posted on: 2013/10/26 17:25


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go with allen hooks

Posted on: 2013/10/27 6:24
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Re: Discount Hooks?

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I've been using Allen hooks since shortly after I started tying. The more expensive ones seemed a little sharper at times, and more consistent (I've gotten some Allen hooks with eyes that weren't completely closed), but Allen hooks have been great and *really* cheap. Shipping is generally free from them, they also have lots of tying beads and tools at reasonable prices. You can get discount fly boxes if you buy enough hooks (I just got 3 for free after putting in a $60 order - not excellent quality, but they work fine), and if you subscribe to their email list you'll know when they run their specials. I love their half price hook and bead specials!

Posted on: 2013/10/27 15:34


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Quote:

(I've gotten some Allen hooks with eyes that weren't completely closed)


that can be said of ALL hook brands at one time or another

years ago, mustad was notorious for leaving the hook eye open. we just used a small build up of thread to remedy that situation

i have opened hook boxes from the most of the major brands and have found deformed hooks. some with odd bent shanks others with a flattened and unformed head.

i have ordered about $100 worth of allen hooks over the summer to replace the green caddis outfitters hooks. i havent gone into all of the allen hook bags to check for the odd ball hooks. i'll find them as i use them or not!

Posted on: 2013/10/28 7:07


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Allen. Work on the stream.

Posted on: 2013/10/28 10:18


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Some of the cheaper hooks I've tried were a little off on size.
The Dai-Riki dry fly hooks seemed significantly smaller than they should be IMO So much so, that I repackaged them - marking #12's as #14's, #14's as #16's, etc.
But other than that, their quality is pretty good

Posted on: 2013/10/29 11:14



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