Darrel Martin describes the paradigm or ultimate design for a dry fly hook in his book. Daiichi has translated Martin's theory into the ultimate dry fly hook. It has the features modern tiers look for; wide gape, mini-barb, etc. Plus the upturned tapered shank presents mayfly wings in a very natural angled position. The 1222 version of this hook features Daiichi's Crystal(TM) Finish which is a white, silvery plate. A fish looking up at a fly with a Crystal Finish hook will find that hook almost invisible, especially with the sky in the background.
The hooks are made of the finest high-carbon steel, which is hardened and tempered to an exacting formula that makes for a long point life and a very strong hook. Daiichi hooks use a 12-degree constant taper ground needle point eliminating irregularities in shape, assuring no weak spots, & gives amazing speed of penetration.