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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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Tiemco 2457 will not break.




+1 I agree with this statement...


Most folks don't use 2457 for dry fly hooks. Maybe an emerger . . .

I like Tiemco for those hooks that I can't find in TCO brand, which is just Saber like Gary mentioned.

Posted on: 2011/10/24 15:21


Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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TCO, That Fish Guy, Allen and everyone else are Saber which are Tiemco without the Tiemco.

TFG's bulk hooks are supposed to be Mustad, unsure if this is truth. They're a bit small compared to the TMC hooks I've had, not sure if that's a classic Mustad thing or are some other line.

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Dohiku or tiemco.
Both great hooks

Posted on: 2011/10/24 17:17
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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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I prefer daiichi for my smaller size dries. I like the gaps and hook eyes on them. The points are extremely sharp and stay sharp. You can find deals on hundred packs if you look around on line.


I think mustad has improved by a million fold with there signature line of hooks. Great quality and price. I like the R-50, it is suppose to be a 94840, but has a wider gap and is much stronger in tiny sizes. I have not had any problems with mustad signature hooks. I would recommend them any time.

I think dai-riki makes a quality hook, and they are the manufacture for many secondary companies. The wire can be a tad light though in the smaller sizes.

Saber makes a quality cheap hook.



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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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Tiemco, used for all my flies. Don't waste your time with Mustad they are dull out of the box.

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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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Mustad, "I agree they are just dull hooks out of the package". +1
Even the best diamond hook sharpener won't get them sharp.

Posted on: 2011/10/24 22:56


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I dont have a clue what mustad hooks you two are talking about. From the sounds of it, i would say neither of you have much experience with mustad at all. imo Everyone i ever had was plenty sharp and could be sharpened even easily. ime

I find it funny how tmc heads always and only talk trash on mustad. lol

I guess its there way to justify paying so (to)much for hooks. lol

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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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Tiemco 2457 will not break.




+1 I agree with this statement...


Most folks don't use 2457 for dry fly hooks. Maybe an emerger . . .


If an emerger is floating in the film and is visible to the fisherman"s eye... would you not call it a dry fly??????? I would.

But i do agree with you Jdaddy, I wouldnt recommend a 2x heavy wire hook for a dry fly, let alone an emerger style dry.

Posted on: 2011/10/24 23:12


Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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i really like the dai-riki 125s

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Floating nymph, not dry fly.

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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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Last I knew that's what made a dry a dry fly, it floats.

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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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I prefer Tiemco hooks.

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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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Last I knew that's what made a dry a dry fly, it floats.


Yeah, but they also should stay dry...Most people think of dry flies and emergers differently. There is a really funny (and likely apocryphal) story about the great dry fly purist Halford refusing to fish his most successful fly because someone pointed out to him that it rode low in the water and was probably mimicking an emerging insect. I have pretty much given up on the dry-wet-nymph distinctions and just think about what stage of the insect life cycle I am trying to mimic. But either way, the 2457 is not the best choice for a surface fly.
Back to the topic at hand, I have always favored TMCs, and used TMC 100 and 100BL for drys. I recently have begun to switch to the Dai Riki 300 mostly because it is a good hook at a reasonable price. I have not been thrilled with the dry fly hooks from Allen, but I do really like their nymph and scud hooks.

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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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Last I knew that's what made a dry a dry fly, it floats.


You obviously are not part of the Krayfish Delaware Posse

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Re: best manufacturer of hooks

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I dunno about Mustad hooks being "dull out of the box" I have tied a ton of flies and caught fish on Mustad hooks with no issues at all.

You just have to be careful with the older Mustad's when flattening the barb not to break it off cause it's so awkwardly large.

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