DAIICHI 1730 - Stonefly Nymph Hook - 3X Long
This hook was specifically designed to enhance the natural appearance of stonefly nymph fly patterns. In older fly tying instructions, tyers were often instructed to bend the hook shank of a typical 3X or 4X-long hook down, that way the final product exhibits a curved or bent body more closely resembling the actual nymphs which bend between the thorax and abdomen when they free swim. Manually bending a finished hook always compromises the metal and is not recommended.
These hooks come pre-shaped for perfect looking imitations. 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. This eliminates irregularities in shape, assuring no weak spots, and gives amazing speed of penetration.
- Round bend
- Bent down shank
- Bronze Finish
- 3X-long shank
- 1X-heavy wire
- Uses: Stonefly Nymphs, Crab patterns