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: Circle Hooks for Bonefish


Adrian
02-14-2002, 03:21 PM
Since this has appeared on the Spey pages and Stiper board I thought I would post here also.

I've had deep hooking problems with small flies on J hooks on bones in the past and plan to try circles this coming April.

Eagle Claw seem to have a good range of sizes and weights:

http://www.eagleclaw.com/Pages/hooks8.html

Does anyone have any experience with Circle hooks on Bones or Tarpon, Snook, Permit etc?

jimS
02-14-2002, 05:40 PM
Adrian, my hero, Lefty Kreh, has an excellent article on circle hooks in the March issue of Fly Fisherman. In essence he states that circle hooks will drastically increase hook-ups with many bottom-feeding species such as bonefish, redfish, permit, and flounder. Its a good read.

ssully
02-25-2002, 02:27 PM
Adrian,

Take a look a Varivas hooks. I'm going to be giving them a try soon.
http://64.115.7.50/pages/prodes.asp?prodcode=990Ssaltwater&sortname=Hooks&page=3

striblue
02-25-2002, 02:52 PM
Sean... I am tying all my flies for the spring and summer with the varivas hooks.. I have not field tested them by would be very surprised if they were not good... Sharp as you get.

Adrian
02-25-2002, 03:42 PM
Sean, thanks for the link - I'll certainly give them a try.