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Old 03-11-2003, 11:33 AM
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I guess my question would be why such a large hook????

Most people out here use quite a bit smaller hooks than they would normally have on a standard steelhead iron. The big win with tube flys IMHO is you can fish smaller hooks which stick better in a fishes mouth than a bigger hook. I am found of the gammie octopus hooks in size 4.

I guess I would not see a reason to ever go above a 1/0 unless I was fishing for 100lb+ fish.

I have tied a few saltwater patterns for coho and cutthorat out here and the tiemco 911s in smaller sizes seemed to do the job.

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