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DarrellP
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Hooks

Post by DarrellP » Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:14 am

Anyone have a favorite brand for soft hackles?

I have been tying on a lot of different brands. I like everything about Tiemco but the price. They seem stronger and sharper. Other than that, I haven't seen much difference between name brands, and I find myself using a lot of Green Caddis Outfitters and J Stockard house brand. Pretty happy with Umqua, Mustad, Daichii. I really don't see a big difference. I have some Fulling Mill and Partridge I like. I like Firehole for streamer hooks. But really, they all seem good. Trying to start a conversation, not a fight. Please give your opinions.
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Re: Hooks

Post by DUBBN » Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:09 am

For most of my tying I use Wholesale Fly Company hooks. I can not prove it, but I believe they are the Old Dai-Riki hooks. At 7.00 per 100, they are a great value.

Here is a link:

https://www.wholesaleflycompany.com/

In my opinion, and that is all it is, they are better or equal to most of the brands you mentioned.
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Re: Hooks

Post by Fishnkilts » Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:40 am

I like the Partridge Patriot hooks, but now that Dettes is no longer selling them I'm looking at other brands. Hanak is a brand I am seriously looking at. I heard somewhere they now make hooks for Partridge, whether it's true or not I can't say.

I used to buy Firehole until I was finding too many hooks in the box with broken hook points.

Tiemco is a great hook but the last three times I bought those I got different sizes mixed in their packaging. I wanted size 14 and got 14 and 16 in the same packages.

I'm also looking at Fulling Mill. They get great reviews.

The Umpqua X hooks are nice, but right now they don't have much variety.

I prefer barbless hooks as you can tell and using one brand that has a wide variety is easier for me to keep track of what hook to use for what. But sometimes a mixture of brands could work better for different purposes.
I'm still new at this hook game and trying to figure out how to work this out to my advantage.
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Re: Hooks

Post by Roadkill » Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:08 pm

DUBBN wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:09 am For most of my tying I use Wholesale Fly Company hooks. I can not prove it, but I believe they are the Old Dai-Riki hooks. At 7.00 per 100, they are a great value.

Here is a link:

https://www.wholesaleflycompany.com/

In my opinion, and that is all it is, they are better or equal to most of the brands you mentioned.
WFC hooks get most of my orders since I started running out of my Dai RIki bulk hooks from Dan Bailey. I find the replacement WFC hooks seem to have a different finish than my old Dai Riki. I love the price point and find they are super sharp when I fail to keep my tying thread away from the points. ;)
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Re: Hooks

Post by Johnno » Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:54 pm

I buy what I can get. Mainly Tiemco and Kamasan for fishing use. Have lots of other hooks for display flies and what have you but if I had a choice of one brand it’d be Kamasan but here in NZ, Tiemco are cheaper for me to buy in bulk so mainly go for them
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Re: Hooks

Post by dj1212 » Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:12 pm

My two cents worth. lol I've used mainly Daiichi for a long time and have always liked them. Good sharp points. Long time ago I got into using Partridge but if I remember they became hard to get. Not now days for sure. Partridge seemed to have nice proportions for dry flies. I've recently tried some Sprite wet fly hooks which I like alot but more recenty have been tying some wet flies on Core hooks. Like them very much. My only complaint about them is I can only find them in packs of 25.

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Re: Hooks

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:55 pm

Roadkill,
I went to Wholesale Fly Co.'s web-site and looked around! Very interesting place! Good prices especially on hooks!
Dougsden
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Re: Hooks

Post by tworod » Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:57 pm

Check out the seller Hardydeluxe on Ebay. Lots of styles.
I have been very happy with everything I have ordered.
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Re: Hooks

Post by DUBBN » Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:10 am

DOUGSDEN wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:55 pm Roadkill,
I went to Wholesale Fly Co.'s web-site and looked around! Very interesting place! Good prices especially on hooks!
Dougsden
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Re: Hooks

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:36 am

I too have been trying different brands of hooks. Not just the new offerings, but some vintage hooks too. Since being active on this Forum, I was introduced to WFC. Their hooks are the best value around. I just wish they had some up-eye hooks. I now have some of their beads to try too.

If you like Tiemco hooks, check out "Kobe Hooks" from "The Fish Guy". Look here:

www.TheFishGuy.com

Tight Lines- Ken
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