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Old 10-04-2003, 10:04 PM
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7970 vs. 1197 hooks

Just out of curiosity, I did a comparison between Size 4 Mustad 7970 (which is 5X Stout) and a Size 4 Eagle Claw 1197B. Measuring for weight, wire diameter, and maximum length:
The 1197 is 7.0 grains, .047" and 1/1/4". The 7970 is 8.2 gr., .050" and 1-3/16".
Another interesting possibility is the Daiichi 2141: medium-weight, black, sproat bend, 1X or 2X long, with a straight tapered eye.
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