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Old 08-24-2004, 09:28 AM
Don Johnson Don Johnson is offline
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Daiichi makes a swimming nymph hook in bronze with a profile very similar to that depicted in the photos. The model number is 1770 and it is available in sizes 6 through 16. If you call Daiichi direct at 800.332.3305 and ask nicely they may send a sample pack for you to try.

If a shorter body is desired, one may want to experiment with the 2170 (1x short, bent shank, standard wire, straight-eye). It's not available in the same size range nor does it have as pronounced of a bend but it may work when smaller beads are used to make smaller nymphs while still having a decent-sized gape to hold fish.

Very nicely tied and ingenious pattern, by the way.

Regards,
Don Johnson
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