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Old 05-24-2002, 10:03 AM
Pat Bahan Pat Bahan is offline
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I think Eugene summed it up nicely. Nothing beats break testing to know where you stand.
As for hooks, I love the Mustad 7970 5x strong for big nymphs. and I have yet to break or bend a Mustad 36890 in #4 or larger, but then I haven't put them up against >10 lb. test.
Before you go to salt hooks concider that they won't rust out if broken of in a fish.
Lots of feathers,
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