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Old 03-22-2004, 12:37 PM
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Circle hooks for drifted flies

Has anybody tried steelheading using circle hooks for deep-drifted nymphs? The geometry of the take seems like it should work, and it would also reduce foulhooking. Am I missing something, or would this make sense?
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Old 03-22-2004, 01:19 PM
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fish has to take and turn and go.steelhead dont always do that. some only hold it briefly without a turn. know one person that tried it on agressive summerruns and stopped after a few missed fish.Beau
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:08 PM
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If memory serves me right, I think Peter has tried them with some success. Hopefully he will respond and end the suspense..
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:12 PM
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Thumbs down Tried in Erie

I tried this in Erie at 12mile last fall and had bad luck. Lost about 6 fish very quickly. Switched to Standard salmon hooks and hooked a bunch and landed three.

My thought is that circle hooks work best for prey that is really active about taking the fly- tunas, stripers, blues.

Just my 2 schekels-

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Old 03-27-2004, 06:02 PM
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Tied up a bunch but I've only used them sparingly with nothing to report. I do know of one individual who has had success using them on chinook, but that's it.

Peter
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On Page 30 of the Feb issue of Fly Fishing and Fly Tying, there's an interesting article on circle hooks.
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