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Old 10-22-2003, 04:14 PM
JR SPEY JR SPEY is offline
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You also might be the last guy on the planet to choose a Mustad SS (34007?) over a hook like a Gamakatsu SC15. I gave all my Mustads away because they were simply too soft for serious saltwater work. And hooks like the Partridge Homassasa Special were too heavy for their size. The new Mustads may be a better hook, but they are not as good as the Gamakatsu or the Owner AKI. I realize that guides spend a lot of time on the water and they become quite opinionated due to that fact. I can tell you that my guide wouldn't think of letting me fish with a 34007 or even a 3407 if that's what I had used to tie my flies. That doesn't, of course, mean he's right you're not. Only that different people come to different conclusions in the same environment.
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