Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 23 reviews
22 of 23 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: whatthe 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.
Relief for aging eyes -
By: 250savage 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!
Best hook for putting on the tippet in mid stream -
By: Buzard2 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.
Good purchase -
By: Kingspin 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.
the only dry fly hook for me ! -
By: christy000 from limerick Ireland
As a mostly river man I needed a hook that worked and believe me I tried them all For the last few years ,I have been using the big eye straight style- It has never failed to do the job-Great for both tying and fishing I am more than satisfied Christy
Excellent hooks -
By: FlyDrowner from Norfolk, UK
These hooks are excellent. The big eye is a real boon for my ageing eyes. The wire is light but strong, and the point stays sharp. Come on Orvis. Let's see some more styles like heavier wet fly hooks, or grubbers.
Top 250 Contributor
I bought these hooks in size 14. Very sharp hooks and very easy to tie to. great hook.
Excellent Dry Fly Hooks -
By: Bishthefish1 from North Yorkshire
Top 250 Contributor
I bought a packet of 50 of these in size 18 as the larger packs offer better value. I tied up a batch peacock quill parachutes for the river Leven this weekend and they worked a treat - 15 fish raised & 10 hooked and landed. The tippet was easy to thread, the fly floated all day and the point stayed needle sharp. Highly recommended
Big Eye Straight-eye are my favorite hooks for dry fly tying. It sure helps my aging eyes when switching flies on the stream.
Good idea -
By: JohnInColorado from Lakewood, CO
I haven't had much of an opportunity to tie these hooks onto a 6x or 7x tippet yet but I'm thinking the bigger eye will help, especially on a size 22.