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Old 11-24-2001, 05:58 PM
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Arrow turned up eye/

Maybe its turned up for better (deeper) penetration. The turned down eye does close the gap, slightly. With a toothy fish, this could be a problem.
I also think the barb's height closes the gap, I think the barb should be cut on the outside of the gap along with a straight or up-wards turned eye. This would allow maximum hook gap to be utilized with each hook.

Just my .05 worth, it was .02 before inflation.
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Last edited by mayflyman; 11-24-2001 at 09:13 PM.
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