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Re: Generic olive nymph

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Exactly. Long, long ago (in a galaxy jk) when I got a good drift going in a difficult spot I wouldn't set on a movement unless it really looked like a strong take. It didn't take long to realize that was about the stupidest idea ever. To be honest the closest I came to tight lining before last Sept. was high sticking it which I imagine is a form of it in a round about way. You see I've only been fishing this method for six months now so the light take theory is not very founded apparently. I guess that was my way of asking. Did you get that fish in?

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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I tend to use high-sticking and tight-lining interchangeably. It's really only distance from the fish, in my mind at least, that separates the two.

On the fish. No, I lost that fish when the hook pulled out about 1.5 minutes into the fight. Heavy current, and it decided to open its mouth on the top. I didn't want it going over the dam so I held it. Hindsight is always 20/20, but I should've let it go over the dam and chased it.

Posted on: 3/5 21:04
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Re: Generic olive nymph

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Yea, I can see that. Each has it's own time & place where one works better than the other. Shame bout the fish, but that's one of the many driving forces that call us to the stream.

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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This would be my breakdown of the best bra bless hooks out there by type.

Small Jig Hook - Hanak size 16 400 in my opinion has the best wire size, overall quality and shape. Despite some other brands selling size 18 jigs, they are often very light wire, bend out extremely easily, and are actually bigger than the 16 hanak 400. ( Note the TMC 403 is also a aweomse hook in the 16)

Overall Jig Hook - It gets a little more competitive here, but I still stick with Hanak or the 403 BLJ, including the Hanak Superb jig 450, Excellent hooks; although Fulling Mill and Hends offer quality hooks as well.

XL Jig hooks - If you are looking for a jig hook to tie a rubber leg stone or something like that on, really the only option is the Knapek J hook, quality is ok but you will get some unusable duds in each pack, they are still extremely sharp however.

Nymph Hook - There are a ton of good options here but the following brands all offer awesome nymph hooks. Hanak, in both the 200,230, and 250, Fulling Mill Grab Gape hook, Dohiku 302 series, and the Knapek W hook.

Dry Hook - For dries I pretty much use the Hanak 130 bl but the Fulling Mill Grab Gape hooks work well too.

Curved - For curved hooks the Hanak 550 and Dohiku 644 are my personal favorites.

For pretty much everything else I use Hanak, they have a great line and the quality and sharpness is unmatched.

Hope this helps answer some questions, again feel free to post or share this anywhere.

Posted on: 3/6 17:04


Re: Generic olive nymph

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This would be my breakdown of the best barbless hooks out there by type.
Small Jig Hook - Hanak size 16 400 in my opinion has the best wire size, overall quality and shape. Despite some other brands selling size 18 jigs, they are often very light wire, bend out extremely easily, and are actually bigger than the 16 hanak 400. ( Note the TMC 403 is also a aweomse hook in the 16)
Overall Jig Hook - It gets a little more competitive here, but I still stick with Hanak or the 403 BLJ, including the Hanak Superb jig 450, Excellent hooks; although Fulling Mill and Hends offer quality hooks as well.
XL Jig hooks - If you are looking for a jig hook to tie a rubber leg stone or something like that on, really the only option is the Knapek J hook, quality is ok but you will get some unusable duds in each pack, they are still extremely sharp however.
Nymph Hook - There are a ton of good options here but the following brands all offer awesome nymph hooks. Hanak, in both the 200,230, and 250, Fulling Mill Grab Gape hook, Dohiku 302 series, and the Knapek W hook.
Dry Hook - For dries I pretty much use the Hanak 130 bl but the Fulling Mill Grab Gape hooks work well too.
Curved - For curved hooks the Hanak 550 and Dohiku 644 are my personal favorites.
For pretty much everything else I use Hanak, they have a great line and the quality and sharpness is unmatched.
Hope this helps answer some questions, again feel free to post or share this anywhere.

Wow. So you're telling us that you like Hanak, eh?


Do you find them any cheaper than $9/25? The way I tight line nymph fish, that's a lot of money in the stream bed.

I'm intrigued. Especially the H300bl as an emerger hook to compete with my beloved 2487...

Posted on: 3/6 19:27
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Re: Generic olive nymph

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If you get them from Unique Flies and by them in 50 packs they are much cheeper, they just take longer to get here.

Posted on: 3/6 22:19


Re: Generic olive nymph

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Unique flies has a pretty cool website. Lots of good ideas for flies. As far as hooks goes that overseas shipping is usually on the slow boat. Unfortunately.

Posted on: 3/7 7:10
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