Ever since "Catch-and-Release" became the popular trend of fly fishers, some individuals have touted the idea of a barbless hook. The advantage being that the fisher need not pinch down the barb. However , studies of hooked fish in Idaho and Oregon have confirmed that barbless hooks can actually inflict more damage to a fish than barbed hooks.
Therefore, barbless dry fly hooks are less popular (or practical) than dry fly hooks with mini-barbs. The hooks are made of the finest high-carbon steel, which is hardened and tempered to an exacting formula that makes for a long point life and a very strong hook. Daiichi hooks use a 12-degree constant taper ground needle point eliminating irregularities in shape, assuring no weak spots and gives amazing speed of penetration.
- Down eye
- standard wire
- Uses:Traditional dry flies