View Poll Results: How does the eye direction affect hook-up?

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  • Up-eye - hooked top lip

    1 14.29%
  • Up-eye - hook bottom lip

    1 14.29%
  • Down-eye - hooked top lip

    3 42.86%
  • Down-eye - hooked bottom lip

    4 57.14%
  • Straight-eye - hooked top lip

    2 28.57%
  • Straight-eye - hooked bottom lip

    2 28.57%
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Thread: Hook eye and Hookup??

  1. Default Hook eye and Hookup??

    How does the Eye direction affect hookups?

    I'm doing a bit of research ito the following, so if anyone willing could just help by a few clicks on the poll it would help a lot.

    When fishing a specific hook - where do you note most of your hook-ups to be??

    Thanks
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Mario - I voted based on my experience, but I think how the weight is placed in a fly has a lot to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    How does the Eye direction affect hookups?

    I'm doing a bit of research ito the following, so if anyone willing could just help by a few clicks on the poll it would help a lot.

    When fishing a specific hook - where do you note most of your hook-ups to be??

    Thanks
    I vote down eye and scissors.Sorry not in poll.
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 05-11-10 at 05:25 AM.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus View Post
    Mario - I voted based on my experience, but I think how the weight is placed in a fly has a lot to do with it.
    Experience is what is required - thanks.

    Agreed, weight is one element, but do all your nymphs have beads and lead?? What about dry flies/emergers?
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamonddogs View Post
    sorry cant help you i hook most of my fish in their fins. i have been told it is because all my flies are tied in a straight line and that i am too slow when my float dips
    If you can show me how to tie my flies in a curved line I'd be much obliged
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    i dont understand. what i mean is that my flies are tied to the line one after the other in a staight line and apparently that is why i fowl hook the fish. it is not me who ties it to my rod anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    I vote down eye and scissors.Sorry not in poll.
    Scissors for me would qualify as top lip - thanks.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Quote Originally Posted by diamonddogs View Post
    i dont understand. what i mean is that my flies are tied to the line one after the other in a staight line and apparently that is why i fowl hook the fish. it is not me who ties it to my rod anyways.
    Was just being a little sarcastic there DD, sorry bout that Can't imagine why having your flies in a "straight" line would cause foul hookups anyway - but this is something for another thread I would imagine.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    I only use down eye or straight eye hooks.
    It all depends how the fly is tied, and how I set the hook,

    With the nymphs, it is in the scissors and top lip, most of the time.
    With dries, a mixture of top lip, scissors and bottom lip.

    Can't really place a vote with such results
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    It all depends how the fly is tied, and how I set the hook,
    Explain .... curious how you can control the position of the hook on a free-drifting nymph.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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