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Fly Hook Standardization

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Whilst browsing another website, flyanglersonline.com, I noticed an article about fly hook standardization. The reader was confused about all of the fly hook sizes, styles, bends, and crooks. I have used for several years a number of hook charts that are available on www.killroys.com that cross reference the 5 major hook manufacturers and the model numbers of the hooks.

The charts are at http://www.killroys.com/hooks/hookchrt.htm .

I usually never fuss too much when a pattern calls out a certain model/manufacture of hook, I use whatever hook I have handy that matches best. Not having access to a local fly shop, I make do with what I have. I thought this may be of help to new fly tyers, it may keep you from having to go out and buy new hooks for a pattern you have found on the web. The site has loads of other info that may be of interest too.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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