This hook was specifically designed to enhance the “natural appearance” of stonefly nymph fly patterns. In older fly tying recipes, tiers were often instructed to bend the hook shank of a typical 3X or 4X-long hook down, that way the final product exhibits a curved or bent body more closely resembling the actual nymphs which bend between the thorax and abdomen when they free swim. Manually bending a finished hook always compromises the metal and is not recommended. These hooks come pre-shaped for perfect-looking imitations.
* Round bend
* Down eye
* 1X heavy wire
* 25 hooks per pack
* Uses: This is a great stonefly or other nymphs that could have a more distinct “bend”.