Good barbless hooks

by Sean W
(Rochester NY)

I just picked up more hooks to tie my favorite nymph pattern (mixed synthetic and natural dark reddish-brown dubbing with a 5/32 inch gold tungsten bead head).

So far my favorite is a Tiemco barbless nymph hook. It has an extra fine barbless point, and it seems even the small fish (2-3 inch wild rainbows) can't wriggle off like other barbless hooks.

In case anyone wants to try/look for them, theyre the TMC403BLJ hook (I use size 10). The 60 degree bend near the eye helps put the bead in a proper nymph position.

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