Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

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Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

Post by REE04419 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:42 pm

I've been helping out with our club's beginners tying class for over a month now. I've gotten to the point that I can actually dress a fairly decent fly again. While setting up our tying room in the new house I noticed that I was running low on my favorite Mustad R50UNP-BR hooks in sizes 14 and 12. Down to about a hundred in each size. Went to place an order for some more and they are scarce. (It's been close to 7 years since I bought any hooks or other major material.) I really like the look of the up turned eye for flymphs. Anybody know where to get them or have a good substitute.
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Re: Up-Eye, Dry-Fly Hooks

Post by swellcat » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:17 pm

Sierra – Japan via HardyDeluxe

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No idea if the hooks will suit you, but I found the service good, with a generous package of other hook samples.
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Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

Post by Ruard » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:55 am

REE04419 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:42 pm
I've been helping out with our club's beginners tying class for over a month now. I've gotten to the point that I can actually dress a fairly decent fly again. While setting up our tying room in the new house I noticed that I was running low on my favorite Mustad R50UNP-BR hooks in sizes 14 and 12. Down to about a hundred in each size. Went to place an order for some more and they are scarce. (It's been close to 7 years since I bought any hooks or other major material.) I really like the look of the up turned eye for flymphs. Anybody know where to get them or have a good substitute.
The Kamasan B 440 seems a good substitute.

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Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

Post by letumgo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:56 pm

Daiichi offer a couple TUE hooks (Model 1330 and Model 1740)

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Available from Dette Fly Shop: https://detteflies.com/products/daiichi ... 4273456156

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Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Daiichi-Up-Eye-N ... B01F444NRW

Another view of the size range of the Model 1740 hook
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Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

Post by daringduffer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:24 pm

Kamasan B440 and Daiichi 1330 are more than likely the same hook under different brand names, just like most other Kamasan and Daiichi hooks. As far as I can see, they are described with the same specifics too. If in doubt, compare Daiichi 1480 and Kamasan B525 (for legering/coarse fishing) or Kamasan B410 ('for midges and smuts', the more expensive fly tying hook). The three of them are the same hook.

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Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

Post by Old Hat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:04 pm

I think the Daiichi and the Sierra -Japaned swell cat posted are also the same hook.
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Re: Up-Eye, Dry-Fly Hooks

Post by swellcat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:13 pm

I think the Daiichi and the Sierra . . . are also the same hook.

The photos Ray and I posted look the same, just different dimensions.
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Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

Post by Theroe » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:53 pm

for those of you interested: McHardys(closed the brick & mortar, but still online) has plenty of Partridge up eye hooks at VERY reasonable prices.....plus some other goodies if you look deep!
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Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

Post by zen leecher » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:16 pm

found out a little bit ago that the Mustad hooks are a little bit more than scarce. They are discontinued.
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Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

Post by REE04419 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:20 am

Zen. you can still find a few, but very limited in sizes. Last of the remaining stocks. My favorite sizes, 12 and 14 are very hard to find. Seems they are other people favorites as well.
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