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 35 reviews


34 of 35 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Big Eye Straught-Eye Hooks - 4/29/2015
    By: from Western Ohio

    Excellent for tying small hooks to a tippet in low light conditions. Also enough hook shank length to add a bead if desired when tying some fly patterns.

  • 5/5

    More time on the water - 4/20/2015
    By: from NE Oklahoma

    I fish small. 24-28 for adult midges in my area and most areas for that matter. The Orvis Big Eyes simply give me more time on the water. A cold windy day or a calm mild day can be testy fishing size 24 and down. An 8x tippet is always testy and these big eyes do help. I wish Orvis sized below a 26 but I am glad they go that small. I have never seen a rejection because of the eye size, if I did I would not use these hooks. I am on the water more and simply catch more fish.

  • 5/5

    Excellent product! - 2/16/2015
    By: from Worcestershire, UK

    As age has started to creep up on me I noticed that the eyes of fly hooks started being made smaller, seemingly ;-) But then I noticed that those nice people from Orvis catered for old guys like me by making their Big Eyed Hooks. They are great hooks, well tempered and finely made, but with a BIG HOOK EYE. Well done Orvis, thank you!

  • 5/5

    SHARP !! - 2/13/2015
    By: from High Cascades of Oregon

    Tacky sharp hooks and I can thread 6X tippets through the eyes of these Big Eye hooks without my 3 power readers, even if I crowd the eyes a little when tying my favorite size 18 emergers. AMAZING hooks.

  • 5/5

    Great for Old Eyes - 2/9/2015

    I love this product because it enables me to do what I love, flyfishing, with less effort and frustration. In the dim light it is a Godsend which allows me to fish longer and enjoy the evening.

  • 5/5

    Big Eye Hooks - 1/20/2015
    By: from Upstate N.Y.

    Love the big eye hooks. Very sharp good quality. Can't go wrong .

  • 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

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