Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 29 reviews
28 of 29 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great for Tiny Emergers -
By: defty 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.
Not just for old guys -
By: topgun2 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.
Large Eye Hooks -
By: nungu from Christchurch Dorset
Now myeyesight is fai;ing thru old age these large eye hooks make it easier to thread it on the leader
One of a kind. -
By: oldWGF 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.
My hook of choice. -
By: bydodlizza 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.
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.