Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tying with a new hook

I found an interesting looking hook at one my local fly shops, the Gamakatsu C15-BV: a vertical eye, light emerger barbless hook.

The most interesting feature was the shape of the hook and I thought it would be interesting to see what I could come up with it.

Well, after tying and finishing a fly (it took me 5 attempts to finish a fly) I have the following conclusions:

  • light wire hooks are great, but if they bend under the slightest pressure/pull of tying thread, they are a major PITA to tye with
  • the hook eye is tiny - I wonder how I will be able to get some 5x through that hook eye
Here is the fly I tied with it with different backgrounds. Interesting how each background highlights the fly differently.

Also, since I was at the vise, I thought I'd tie some micro buggers - you never know when they come in handy.

Happy New Year and tight lines!


1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year!
    Well done with those hooks. I got some a while ago and don't think I utilized them as well as you did. They are very interesting hooks.