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Old 02-17-2002, 03:06 PM
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See if this photo helps. The idea of this hook combination came about for several reason.

Reduce fouling as Ron said without depending on inverting the hook like a clouser style fly.

Adding additional weight to a fly, so as to minimizing casting distance loss.

Change the effective balance point of the fly in the water, causing a fluttering swimming action.

A different cross sectional hook tying area to make tying flatwings easier. This also give the tier more options of creativity with a flat hook profile.

This method of tying makes it adaptable for shrimp, lobster, flatfish, crab, and squid flies.
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