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    I am looking for a hook to tie some soft hackles on. Would like wide gap 2-3x wide, extra strong and about 1x long. Any suggestions??????
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    Dick xfishcop

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    I use Mustad 3399A & 3906, Dai Riki 070 & 075 as well as lighter wire hooks like DR 320 and Mustad 94840. Kamasan hooks - B170, B175 are popular with Davie McPhail and Hans Weilenmann; can't go wrong with their choices.

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    Thanks for the link and suggestions. I have been tying on Umpqua C300BL and TMC 2499 SP-BLB. I like the hooks but would like a little longer shank to have a little more abdomen on the fly. So far the fish grab my BHPT soft hackle. Guess I should leave well enough alone. The fish are the deciding factor.

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    I tie most of my soft hackles on a mustad 3906, or a 3906b. the 3906b is a 2x shank length of a 3906.

    if you normally tie on a 2x shank length, lets say a size 14, you can get the same shank length and the 2x wide gap when compared to the size 14 3906b by tying on a size 12 3906.

    hope that makes some sense and I didn't screw up my shank length and hook gap comparisons

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    Thanks John, i'll tie up a couple and see how they look.

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    I don't have any, never tied on them, never fished them, but you might want to look into Firehole Sticks.

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    I like the looks of the Firehole Stick hooks and just ordered some today!
    Heard good things about them

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    Thx for pointing me to Firehole Sticks, they do look like what I was looking for. I had never heard of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritz View Post
    I really like the link. Someone has to has one that is newer though than 1997. It would be nice to have a chart that includes more hooks.

    The other thing that I have been reminded of recently is that not everyone manufacturer's size 14 is NOT equal. A size 14 is only a size 14 within that manufacturer. Many hook companies don't even have the same standard increase in dimensions when going from one size to the next by the same manufacturer. Mustad's Signature line was created to standardize theses proportional inconsistencies. I like the Signature line.

    Check out this hook selection link by Mustad: http://mustad-fishing.com/am/product...oks/fly-hooks/

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