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Fly Hook Comparison Charts
By Steven H. McGarthwaite

There will come a time when a pattern you wish to tie calls for a specific hook that you don't have and cannot procure at your local fly shop. What is a fly tier to do? You have to substitute another hook you may have or one you can procure to replace the recommended hook. Here are some comparison charts to help you.

Dry Fly Hooks

Curved Hooks

Wet/Nymph Fly Hooks

Streamer Hooks

Salmon Hooks

One of the most extensive internet sites for hook comparison and substitution is Killroy's Fly Tying (, click on HOOKS at the bottom. The hook charts should be printed in 'landscape orientation.' There are five hook manufacturers listed. All five charts should be printed to get the complete list of all hooks for each manufacturer.

The charts also explain the different characteristics of each hook, as to the construction of the hook (eye, shank, weight, bend and barbs). There are likely other sites that have extensive hook charts, but this is my favorite.

Please check out the Fly Tying Section, in the Bulletin Board, on FAOL.

If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along. Most of this material someone else thought of it before we did, they just forgot to tell anyone about it. Or else we just forgot about it, while learning something else. Let us share with each other, all the things we know! ~ Steven H. McGarthwaite (Chat Room AKA Parnelli)

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