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top notch hooks. the larger eye is a nice touch. good for creating the classic patterns, 2X long shank - easy to tie on.,You can tie great looking flies with these but they aren't strong enough. I lost 2 rainbows 18+" today because the hooks straightened out. I was using 5X tippet so I couldn't yard on the fish too hard. It's a good design but needs to be a lot stronger for big fish in fast water.,Knocked up a few hares ears with these for the winter grayling but used hair from my dof instead of hare!!
Great hooks but I wish Orvis supplied them barbless.
OK easy to knock off the barb.,I love these hooks for big Stoneflies of all types.,FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVENT READ MY REVIEWS AND KIND OF KNOW MY STORY,I AM A LOCAL FLY TIER IN S.W FLORIDA WHO'S GRANDPA HAS CONVINCED HIM TO SHOP ONLY THROUGH ORVIS BECAUSE OF THER SUPERIOR MATERIAL,EXCELLENT SERVICE,TIMELY ORDER SHIPPING AND THE LIST GOES ON ANYWAY ALL MY TEENY TINY HOOKSARE ALL ORVIS IVE LEARNED WELL FROM THE OLD MAN THAT THEY ARE SECOND TO NONE AND THIS IS ONE OF THOSE HOOKS I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EXPERIMENTING WITH SINCE I LIVE ON THE GULF THE BEND IN THIS HOOK ALLOWS ME TO EASILY IMMITATE A LARGE VARIETY OF CRITTERS,AND EVEN THOUGH IT HAS A FINE SHANK IT IS A VERY TOUGH HOOK AND I THINK THATS IN PART TO ITS DESIGN WHATEVER THE REASON IT IS ONE TOUGH LITTLE HOOK AND ALL OF ORVIS'S HOOKS ARE CHEMICALLY SHARPENED DONT HAVE A CLUE HOW THAT WORKS BUT MAN DO THEY HAVE SOME SERIOUSLY SHARP POINTS.ASIDE FROM EVERYTHING ORVIS SELLS YOU DEFINATELY HAVE TO ADD THESE TO YOUR ARSENAL OF HOOKS.
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