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Allen hooks #13866948 01/30/21 03:37 AM
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Any feedback on these hooks, for streamers, jigs and scuds


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Re: Allen hooks [Re: FlyFX] #13867944 01/31/21 04:05 AM
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I like them. I have used the barbless dry fly and scud hooks, as well as the barbed and barbless carp hooks and don't have any complaints. I know at least one of their hooks is way oversized compared to industry standard: the bronze bass bug hooks are much larger than the listed size. I don't have any on hand now to give specifics, but a size 8 would be closer to a size 2 or 4 (yes they are that off). I also want to say the saltwater streamer hooks were oddly sized but that is just going off memory so I may be wrong on that.

Re: Allen hooks [Re: FlyFX] #13868004 01/31/21 05:19 AM
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That's incredible being that far off,
Are the other hooks any closer to "standard" ?
I usually order 100 hook packs per size, but don't want to order sz 12 and get sz 8.
Though I could use them for other patterns it would severely tick me off to have to reorder from another vendor to tie the patterns in mind


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Re: Allen hooks [Re: FlyFX] #13868033 01/31/21 11:01 AM
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I buy their N203 scud hooks from sz 6 to 18. They're barbed, a bit cheaper than barbless, and I don't mind using a dremel or a file to de-barb a pack at a time. They are heavy wire and inexpensive. Never broken one and I've managed some pretty large carp and buffalo.

Re: Allen hooks [Re: FlyFX] #13868395 01/31/21 04:35 PM
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good info, thanks kaboboom


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Re: Allen hooks [Re: FlyFX] #13888198 02/15/21 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyFX
That's incredible being that far off,
Are the other hooks any closer to "standard" ?
I usually order 100 hook packs per size, but don't want to order sz 12 and get sz 8.
Though I could use them for other patterns it would severely tick me off to have to reorder from another vendor to tie the patterns in mind


The other hooks are sized accurately.

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