Big Eye Hook in Down-Eye Style

These are the best fly tying hooks for dry flies.


Many fly tiers prefer down-eye hooks for their looks, particularly on classic patterns. Down-eye style hooks make tying parachute fly patterns easier. These hooks have the same great point, perfect bend, and whisker barb as our original Big Eye hooks.
Fly tying hooks come in even sizes: 16-24.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 32 reviews


32 of 32 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Quality item - 7/21/2015
    By: from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK

    Like absolutely everything I've ever purchased from Orvis, these hooks are superb.

  • 5/5

    Big Eye Hook Down Eye Style - 4/29/2015
    By: from Western Ohio

    Great hook for dry flies, emergers and nymphs. The big eye is a blessing for myaging eyes and tying onto a tippett, especially in low light conditions. When tying flies, I like to use tthe Orvis Big Eye hook for my small fly patterns.

  • 4/5

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  • 5/5

    Use them exclusively - 4/8/2015
    By: from Metolius River Oregon

    I now use the big eye dry fly hooks for all my small flies. They are much easier to thread tippet through and they make changing flies much quicker. Great product!

  • 5/5

    BE Hooks - 3/4/2015
    By: from Northeast Pa

    Excellent for people whose eyesight is not what it used to be.

  • 5/5

    Best hooks for small flies - 2/26/2015
    By: from Manila,ut

    For old failing eye sight these are the best hooks made. The big eye makes tying fly to the tipped so much easier. Great product.

  • 5/5

    big eye - 2/18/2015

    Been using these for years, very sharp and very functional on the stream

  • 5/5

    Love the big eye - 2/17/2015

    I love the big eye when you're tying on a size #24 hook. Wish we could buy some barbless hooks.

  • 5/5

    Handy for aging eyes - 2/16/2015
    By: from Rochester, N.H.

    Great hook for us older flyfishermen/women. Nice hook to tie with and great to use with tippet material when small flies are used.

  • 5/5

    Help your eyes out - 12/28/2014
    By: from El Paso, Texas

    I was introduced to these by a friend who is a guide while fishing the SJ/NM one day. As my eyes become worse these babies make a huge difference. Makes tying on small dries on the river a breeze without a threader.

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