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    Thanks Chris, having just learnt how to tie a bimini you now want to mess with my mind some more - kewl [/QUOTE]

    i think you tied about 6 to 8 bimini's and i can't remember one
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    Quote Originally Posted by rols View Post
    i think you tied about 6 to 8 bimini's and i can't remember one
    Thats cause you were more interested in mutiny !
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    As Darryl mentioned I got in quite a few REALLY small hooks. After reading Ed Engle's book "Tying Small Flies" I have been fascinated with tying on smaller and smaller hooks...

    Here is another pic to illustrate the size of some of these hooks

    The gape on the small tiemco hooks is very good, the gape on a Grip 24 dry fly hook and on the Tiemco 32 are about the same size...

    If you guys think tying on these are scary, you should have seen the photographic setup used for taking the step-by-step sequence, hehe

    From left to right:

    Grip 11011BL - size 18
    Tiemco 100 - size 24
    Tiemco 518 - size 32 - I suspect it might take some time to tie on the tippet for these
    Regulation size South African LION safety match...
    Tiemco 200R - size 22 (tiny hopper hook, to tie some micro stimulators and glass bead nymphs...)
    Tiemco 2487 - size 24 (tiny scud/caddis hook)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    As Darryl mentioned I got in quite a few REALLY small hooks. After reading Ed Engle's book "Tying Small Flies" I have been fascinated with tying on smaller and smaller hooks...

    Here is another pic to illustrate the size of some of these hooks

    The gape on the small tiemco hooks is very good, the gape on a Grip 24 dry fly hook and on the Tiemco 32 are about the same size...

    If you guys think tying on these are scary, you should have seen the photographic setup used for taking the step-by-step sequence, hehe

    From left to right:

    Grip 11011BL - size 18
    Tiemco 100 - size 24
    Tiemco 518 - size 32 - I suspect it might take some time to tie on the tippet for these
    Regulation size South African LION safety match...
    Tiemco 200R - size 22 (tiny hopper hook, to tie some micro stimulators and glass bead nymphs...)
    Tiemco 2487 - size 24 (tiny scud/caddis hook)

    Hi Eben,

    Awesome man, thanks for the comparison.

    Like you, I've also been collecting some smaller hooks to tie on, although for me its been more like #18-#22's.

    Just something I thought I'd share with you around the 200R, is that I was told by several reliable sources not to go beyond #16 with this particular hook size as it's hookup rate seems to fall quite dramatically when you go smaller. I wanted to use this hook to tie up some really smally nymphs, but after hearing this from a local source, and then again from 2 guys overseas, I think there may be something to this.

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    Thanks Shaun, will report back on the 200R's later in the year.

    The past season I caught some mini trout (< 10cm) on size 16 & 18 stimulators, want to take it down a notch or two and see if I can hook, play and land one shorter than my pinky

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    Ah, they were probably talking about using them to fish for larger fish, so there's probably no issue then. Eish ! only a real nutter would be aiming to catch the smallest fish they possibly could !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Thanks Shaun, will report back on the 200R's later in the year.

    The past season I caught some mini trout (< 10cm) on size 16 & 18 stimulators, want to take it down a notch or two and see if I can hook, play and land one shorter than my pinky
    Like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Shelton View Post
    I think you should babysit more often Darryl. You get upto some really interesting stuff when homebound I see. Those are AWESOME man! I thought my #28's were small, but eish, those take the cake! I didn't actually know that you could get smaller than #28 until now. Great stuff, thanks for sharing!
    Darryl & Chris,

    Try getting some TMC 2487 #26 or TMC 2488 #30 - these are fine wire scud hooks, with a short shank - overall shank length is no longer thna the TMC 518 #32, but the gape is a lot better for hookups...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGY View Post
    Darryl & Chris,

    Try getting some TMC 2487 #26 or TMC 2488 #30 - these are fine wire scud hooks, with a short shank - overall shank length is no longer thna the TMC 518 #32, but the gape is a lot better for hookups...
    Thanks Gary, will look at getting some on my next order.

    Rgds,
    Darryl
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGY View Post
    Darryl & Chris,

    Try getting some TMC 2487 #26 or TMC 2488 #30 - these are fine wire scud hooks, with a short shank - overall shank length is no longer thna the TMC 518 #32, but the gape is a lot better for hookups...

    See picture of fish on a #26 scud parachute adams (= #30 regular shank)
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