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 20 reviews


20 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Big eye hooks a winner - 8/27/2014
    By: from Driftless

    Tying flies in small size is a challenge but I find the greater challenge is tying on small flys on the stream in low light conditions. These large eyes make that task manageable, even down to size 24's These are solid hooks that can handle even large trout in large water.

  • 5/5

    Great product - 6/7/2014
    By: from Deerfield, MA

    For those of us whose eyes aren't what they used to be when we were younger

  • 5/5

    Great for Small Dries! - 2/10/2014
    By: from Park City

    These are the best flies for tying small flies and parachutes. Not only do they make it easier to tie the fly to tippet - the larger eye means it's easier to avoid crowding the eye when tying size 22s and 24s. Likewise on small parachutes. I haven't tied any elk hair caddis with them but my guess is they'll be easier to tie and tie on due to the big eye. The extra 7% weight doesn't affect their flotation at all.

  • 5/5

    Orvis big eye hooks - 1/22/2014
    By: from Shelby, NC

    I highly recommend Orvis Big eye hooks. They make it easier to tie the tippet to my flies.

  • 5/5

    Top 250 Contributor

    I bought these for tying some size 20 Griffiths gnats and other small dry flies. I did just that and when I went to tie one on to fool a trout, I found it surprised at how easily it was to tie this on. Great, strong, and sharp hook.

  • 5/5

    Orvis Sells Good Hooks - 5/20/2013
    By: from MD suburbs of DC
    Top 100 Contributor

    These are good quality and very sharp hooks. Orvis has a great selection for most any purpose. I own several styles. You can take this review and add it to any of the many sizes, shapes and styles of hooks I have purchased from Orvis. Based on other hooks I purchased from other suppliers, I consider Orvis' prices to be very competitive as well!

  • 5/5

    Great hooks - 5/1/2013
    By: from Omaha, NE
    Top 500 Contributor

    These are great hooks! The big eye makes it so easy to tie to a tippet. All Orvis hooks are first class and I will be back to buy more!

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Big Eye for Bad Eyes - 1/31/2013
    By: from Fairview N.C.

    These are great hooks, very sharp and strong. Plus its easy to thread a 7x or 8x tippet.

  • 5/5

    Just What It Should Be - 1/26/2013
    By: from Edinburg, Texas, USA

    This little hook is exactly what it should be. It is small, light, strong and sharp. Lends itself well to the tying of Light and medium gray Caddis and Gray Fox Cayhill lures. Tiny Pearl Parachutes also work out well with this particular hook. A lightly hackled Fuzzy Red Ant or Flying Black Ant works out well on this hook too. It is just what it should be.

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