Big Eye Hook in Straight-Eye Style

These are the best choice in strong, sharp, big eye fly fishing hooks.


Tie flies onto tippet faster and easier than you can with traditional-eye hooks. Great for fishing in poor light. Big Eye® hooks have eyes between 225% and 306% (depending on hook size) larger in the internal hook-eye area than conventional dry-fly hooks. Our size 22 Big Eye hooks have the same-size eye as a conventional size 16 hook! And a size 16 Big Eye has the eye of a normal size 10! These are some of the finest, most carefully made hooks ever offered.Ring eye, Model Perfect bend, and wide gape for best possible hooking angle; whisker barb for easy release and better hooking; chemically sharpened—every hook extremely sharp; deep bronzing for exceptional rust resistance.
Even sizes: 12-26.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 29 reviews


28 of 29 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Great for Tiny Emergers - 11/26/2014
    By: from New Jersey

    The larger eyes don't deter fishing from going after your fly. I've been using the Big Eye size 20, 22, and 24 in a straight-eye style for my BWO emergers and have caught more fish this past fall than any other fly. Use them as the bottom dropper fly.

  • 5/5

    Not just for old guys - 11/26/2014
    By: from Brevard, NC

    Of course these hooks are easier to tie on - duh! But there are other benefits too. With the larger eye one can use a larger tippet and there are times when this is more than appropriate. Assuming that the fish are not leader shy then the larger tippet allows for landing the fish more quickly thus enhancing its chance of survival. The larger tippet allows one at least the chance of recovering a snagged fly and should result in less breakage due to abrasion. Combine the above with consistently sharp points at the other end and the result is a winner.

  • 5/5

    Large Eye Hooks - 11/14/2014
    By: from Christchurch Dorset

    Now myeyesight is fai;ing thru old age these large eye hooks make it easier to thread it on the leader

  • 5/5

    One of a kind. - 7/24/2014
    By: from Central Oregon

    These are WONDERFUL hooks. I cannot find a similar hook anywhere. The BIG EYE really is a bigger eye and so nice to work with. They are strong and do not bend easily as light as they are. I use them for size 20 nymphs also. I give them a 10 star rating. WGF.

  • 5/5

    My hook of choice. - 7/24/2014
    By: from Waynesville, NC

    This is the hook I've used for many years. The mini barb and sharp point are superior to other hooks.I especially like the smaller sizes, 20-26; they are easy to thread.

  • 5/5

    Hackle - 2/25/2014
    By: from Jersey shore
    Top 500 Contributor

    I like these on small sizes because when finishing the head I am less apt to track hackle down. The big eye makes threading fine tippets much easier also.

  • 5/5

    Relief for aging eyes - 2/23/2014
    By: from Western NC

    I love the big eye dry hooks. These old eyes of mine thank me every time I switch flies. Should be voted fly tying product of the millennium!

  • 5/5

    Best hook for putting on the tippet in mid stream - 2/21/2014
    By: from Colorado

    When the wind is blowing and the river is rushing around you in the middle of a Trico or BWO hatch and you've just been broken off, there is no better hook for ttying on your #6 or 7 Tippet. It's my go to hook for the tiny flies on the river.

  • 5/5

    Good purchase - 2/7/2014
    By: from Houston

    These are great hooks. I love the big eyes. The hold the material back better when tying off. Also easier to see when tying the fly on your tippet. You have to be patient with Orvis, it took me 12 days total to get my order. They use both UPS and USPS for some orders. Seems for the price I paid for shipping, they would not use a combination.

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