Hey thanks for the eye tips. Does that Loon Hard Head still turn milky color in the water. I used it about 5 years ago to finish some Steelhead flies and it did.
Hook up - Are you refering to the flys you tied on those hooks or regular bent backs ? My point about the bent backs was, unless you have another special reason for wanting to use those hooks besides the "hook up factor", you can save the trouble finding them and just tie a bent back on a regular 911s or 1x long saltwater hook.
Rides point up, mostly weedless,old time pattern ................no weight needed.
The other hook, beside a regular old bent back, many salt, & warm freshwater guys are switching to is the Eagle Claw 413 / 60 deg. Jig Hook for their weedless, hook up, flytying.