Replacement hook needed...

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Wilki
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Replacement hook needed...

Post by Wilki » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:40 pm

Well it's finally come time I have reached the end of my current supply of TMC777SP straight eyed hooks! My favourite hook by far for wee streamers... I still have a few in sizes 6&8 but just finished my size 10's :(
So since they are a discontinued hook I'm in the market for a replacement hook in similar profile... what is everyone's advise or prefernce in a straight eyed streamer hook?



Johnno
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Re: Replacement hook needed...

Post by Johnno » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:16 pm

Mike, I'm afraid you may have to go overseas but a couple I use with good results are the Daiichi 1750 ( which are really nice) and the Kamasan B820 The 1750 comes in 4 to 12 and the Kamasan comes in the same. Slightly smaller gape though on the Kamasan, in saying that, I've had no issues with hook-ups.

One choice, I'd go for the 1750

Steve could get them from Hareline for you maybe.. ?

Oh and for a wider gaped hook for killer type patterns try the Ahrex NS122 light stinger hook. It's sharp! Also a good mouse and frog pattern hook. Awesome hook in #6 and 8



Wilki
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Re: Replacement hook needed...

Post by Wilki » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:27 pm

Thanks Johnno, I'll take a look at them... I don't need them in a hurry but the funny thing is I just tied a dozen buggers using the Kraken dubbing and gave them to a mate as he had great success on the couple I'd already give him. Then when I realised I couldn't replace the hooks, it was a Homer Simpson moment... Doh! Probably would have only given him a half dozen :lol:



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SteveO
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Re: Replacement hook needed...

Post by SteveO » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:31 pm

Mike

Check out a Hanak H970 BL Streamer wave. easy to get in NZ. Regards SteveO



Wilki
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Re: Replacement hook needed...

Post by Wilki » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:58 am

Funnily enough, I was looking at them online the other night... I use a few of the Hanak hooks for some dries and nymphs. Do you know how they go in comparitive size with the TMC777 by any chance SteveO??



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SteveO
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Re: Replacement hook needed...

Post by SteveO » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:56 pm

Hi Mike try this

H970BL #10 Streamer wave Overall length from front of eye to outer most part of bend 23 mm and gape of 7 mm


I also use

H950BL #8 Streamer XL Overall length from front of eye to outer most part of bend 29 mm and gape of 9 mm


Hope that helps

Cheers Steve



Wilki
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Re: Replacement hook needed...

Post by Wilki » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:17 pm

Cheers Steve, that is most helpful, Thanks!
I just checked the TMC777 #10 is 26mm with about 7mm gape and the #8 is 31mm with about 9mm gape so both your picks are very close, will need to get a couple of packs and give them ago!



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