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troutbert

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So many hook brands.

But I wonder how many hook factories exist in the world. Probably much less than the number of brands.
 
Steeltrap

Steeltrap

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Any comments....good or bad....about Tiemco hooks?
 
Facemelted

Facemelted

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Any comments....good or bad....about Tiemco hooks?
Depends. For the most part, TMC hooks (whoever makes them) are pretty good. About 5 years ago some TMC branded hooks we're made in China and Tiwan instead of Japan... due to regulations on chemical sharpening, finishing. The hooks made in China and Tiwan have a really bright bronzing to them compared to the Japanese made hooks, which are far superior.
So many hook brands.

But I wonder how many hook factories exist in the world. Probably much less than the number of brands.
You're right about this! Not very many hook manufacturers out there these days. I can think of 4.
 
Kevin82

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I just had an idea when I broke a hook while pinching barbs to tie some flies.
It made me think of this post.
I thought about saving those broken shanks yu get sometimes (I too have some "cheap" hooks I've bought) and using them to make articulated nymphs.
 
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falcon

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I bought a pack of Tiemco Hooks and one of the hooks had no eye. However they make a good hook albeit on the expensive side.
 
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