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.
- Low Vis Silver
- Sproat bend
- Upturned tapered shank
- Down eye
- Standard wire
- Mini barb
- Slightly offset
Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful, super friendly and great variety of product.
They've got anything you could need. It's a huge selection, which is surprising for a small town shop. They're amazing people and Collin can answer any questions you have. His knowledge is impressive.
I recently spent a weekend with a close group of friends fly fishing along with Colin and team - incredible preparation & professionalism, quality camp equipment and fishing gear and just a first class operation overall. I would and highly recommend RMFS to any and all fishing skill levels interested in enjoying themselves on the water. It was a really positive experience for our group.
Congrats to Colin and Tammy on the move to their new location in downtown Olds! The prices are fair, they have a great selection and the shipping is lighting fast. Best sticker offerings I have seen south of Red Deer as a kicker.
I had a fabulous lesson with Jordan from Rocky Mountain Fly Shop. We went out on the water and he tailored the lesson to my experience and skill level. We touched on casting, fly selection and an introduction to reading water. It was all hands on and I walked away with the confidence to try new things this summer. It was a perfect morning and I'll definitely do it again.