1550 (Bronze) Standard Wet Fly Hook
Daiichi 1550 (Bronze) Standard Wet Fly Hook
This is the traditional “wet fly” hook. Wet flies are time honored, successful, subsurface patterns. (see 1530) These hooks feature a more gradual curve of the wire in the transition from the straight shank to the bottom of the bend. This shape is associated with an early English hook-maker named Sproat and today is still referred to as a sproat bend. Dedicated fly tiers consider this as the proper bend to give wet flies their aesthetic beauty.
Sproat bend, down-eye, standard wire, standard length. Uses: Traditional Wet Flies