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Old 09-25-2005, 08:24 PM
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For me the first question is:

- is the fly appropriate for the fish I am after? (size / profile etc)

then:

- is the hook appropriate for the fly and the fish I hope to hook?

for SWFF I prefer that the material to metal ratio adds a little wind resistance to soften the flight of a heavier hook through the air just a bit.

A deceiver might have a good ratio rule-of-thumb, but sand eels and crabs and other flies might not fall into such neat categories.
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