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Old 06-15-2004, 08:01 PM
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I haven't seen them in 20 years. I think the closest you are going to get to them is #26 hooks unless you can find someone or some shop with some unsold #32's layng around. You can always do what Rube Wood did when he needed small hooks back before WWI, tie the fly only 1/2 or 3/4 of the shank to get the smaller fly. In effect, you tie a small #24 trout fly as a sort of low-water fly. Wood tied his with the tail positioned normally; but he left a lot of bare shank before the hook's eye. This style of tying insures the fly will land and float properly.
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