Big Eye Hook in Straight-Eye Style

Keep your fly tying box stocked with a supply of these high quality hooks.


Tie flies onto tippet faster and easier than you can with traditional-eye hooks. Great for fishing in poor light. Big Eye® hooks have eyes between 225% and 306% (depending on hook size) larger in the internal hook-eye area than conventional dry-fly hooks. Our size 22 Big Eye hooks have the same-size eye as a conventional size 16 hook! And a size 16 Big Eye has the eye of a normal size 10! These are some of the finest, most carefully made hooks ever offered.Ring eye, Model Perfect bend, and wide gape for best possible hooking angle; whisker barb for easy release and better hooking; chemically sharpened—every hook extremely sharp; deep bronzing for exceptional rust resistance.
Even sizes: 12-26.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 33 reviews


32 of 33 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Excellent product! - 2/16/2015
    By: from Worcestershire, UK

    As age has started to creep up on me I noticed that the eyes of fly hooks started being made smaller, seemingly ;-) But then I noticed that those nice people from Orvis catered for old guys like me by making their Big Eyed Hooks. They are great hooks, well tempered and finely made, but with a BIG HOOK EYE. Well done Orvis, thank you!

  • 5/5

    SHARP !! - 2/13/2015
    By: from High Cascades of Oregon

    Tacky sharp hooks and I can thread 6X tippets through the eyes of these Big Eye hooks without my 3 power readers, even if I crowd the eyes a little when tying my favorite size 18 emergers. AMAZING hooks.

  • 5/5

    Great for Old Eyes - 2/9/2015

    I love this product because it enables me to do what I love, flyfishing, with less effort and frustration. In the dim light it is a Godsend which allows me to fish longer and enjoy the evening.

  • 5/5

    Big Eye Hooks - 1/20/2015
    By: from Upstate N.Y.

    Love the big eye hooks. Very sharp good quality. Can't go wrong .

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Great for Tiny Emergers - 11/26/2014
    By: from New Jersey

    The larger eyes don't deter fishing from going after your fly. I've been using the Big Eye size 20, 22, and 24 in a straight-eye style for my BWO emergers and have caught more fish this past fall than any other fly. Use them as the bottom dropper fly.

  • 5/5

    Not just for old guys - 11/26/2014
    By: from Brevard, NC

    Of course these hooks are easier to tie on - duh! But there are other benefits too. With the larger eye one can use a larger tippet and there are times when this is more than appropriate. Assuming that the fish are not leader shy then the larger tippet allows for landing the fish more quickly thus enhancing its chance of survival. The larger tippet allows one at least the chance of recovering a snagged fly and should result in less breakage due to abrasion. Combine the above with consistently sharp points at the other end and the result is a winner.

  • 5/5

    Large Eye Hooks - 11/14/2014
    By: from Christchurch Dorset

    Now myeyesight is fai;ing thru old age these large eye hooks make it easier to thread it on the leader

  • 5/5

    One of a kind. - 7/24/2014
    By: from Central Oregon

    These are WONDERFUL hooks. I cannot find a similar hook anywhere. The BIG EYE really is a bigger eye and so nice to work with. They are strong and do not bend easily as light as they are. I use them for size 20 nymphs also. I give them a 10 star rating. WGF.

  • 5/5

    My hook of choice. - 7/24/2014
    By: from Waynesville, NC

    This is the hook I've used for many years. The mini barb and sharp point are superior to other hooks.I especially like the smaller sizes, 20-26; they are easy to thread.

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