Big Eye Hook in Down-Eye Style

These are the best fly tying hooks for dry flies.


Many fly tiers prefer down-eye hooks for their looks, particularly on classic patterns. Down-eye style hooks make tying parachute fly patterns easier. These hooks have the same great point, perfect bend, and whisker barb as our original Big Eye hooks.
Fly tying hooks come in even sizes: 16-24.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 28 reviews


28 of 28 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    BE Hooks - 3/4/2015
    By: from Northeast Pa

    Excellent for people whose eyesight is not what it used to be.

  • 5/5

    Best hooks for small flies - 2/26/2015
    By: from Manila,ut

    For old failing eye sight these are the best hooks made. The big eye makes tying fly to the tipped so much easier. Great product.

  • 5/5

    big eye - 2/18/2015

    Been using these for years, very sharp and very functional on the stream

  • 5/5

    Love the big eye - 2/17/2015

    I love the big eye when you're tying on a size #24 hook. Wish we could buy some barbless hooks.

  • 5/5

    Handy for aging eyes - 2/16/2015
    By: from Rochester, N.H.

    Great hook for us older flyfishermen/women. Nice hook to tie with and great to use with tippet material when small flies are used.

  • 5/5

    Help your eyes out - 12/28/2014
    By: from El Paso, Texas

    I was introduced to these by a friend who is a guide while fishing the SJ/NM one day. As my eyes become worse these babies make a huge difference. Makes tying on small dries on the river a breeze without a threader.

  • 4/5

    Big eye hooks - 12/1/2014
    By: from Shelby, NC

    All hooks should be big-eye. What is the downside?

  • 4/5

    Really useful idea - 11/14/2014

    Big eyed hooks, perfect for thoise of us whose eyes aren't what they used to be, outs off the dreaded hook threader a little longer.

  • 5/5

    Big eye hooks a winner - 8/27/2014
    By: from Driftless

    Tying flies in small size is a challenge but I find the greater challenge is tying on small flys on the stream in low light conditions. These large eyes make that task manageable, even down to size 24's These are solid hooks that can handle even large trout in large water.

  • 5/5

    Great product - 6/7/2014
    By: from Deerfield, MA

    For those of us whose eyes aren't what they used to be when we were younger

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