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 38 reviews


37 of 38 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Excellent hooks - 11/12/2015
    By: from Bozeman, MT

    Size 22 - age 67. Need I say more? These hooks are excellent quality and sharpness at a great price.

  • 5/5

    The Eye's Have It - 8/9/2015
    By: from Augusta, Maine

    Easy when tying a fly on and tying a fly. It is easier to see where 1/3 behind the eye is as measurement for tying. It's much easier to find and hit the eye first time when on the water and the eye is mush easier to clear of head cement. The biggest plus for me is in low light or using a head lamp, you can easily find the eye.

  • 5/5

    Great Hooks - 7/31/2015
    By: from Las Cruces, New Mexico

    These are great hooks to fish with as well as tying flies. I don't understand why more types of hooks are not offered in the big eye style. the large eyes make it easy to keep from crowding the eye while tying and even if you do crowd the eye, it is more forgiving. I'm 63 with not so good eye and large eye keep me fishing and not trying to thread the eye of the hook.

  • 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


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