Midge Hooks

Long rods, thin tippets, small flies - it doesn't get any better.


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I suspect most anglers use midge hooks when fishing for sipping trout. I use the size 30 when fishing for micros and the size 20 when fishing with worms.

The Varivas 2300 Ultra Midge 2300 #30 are the smallest hooks I know of. At one time I was able to get the Tiemco 518 #32 hooks, which were really only a very little bit smaller, but they are no longer available.

Box of 30 hooks

Package of Varivas 2300 Ultra Midge hooks, size 30Varivas 2300 Ultra Midge

I believe you can purchase these hooks from:

https://anglersportgroup.com/order/product/2300-varivas-ultra-midge-bronze-sizes-20-30/

https://detteflies.com/products/varivas-2300

https://www.varivas.fishing/product/varivas-fly-hook-2300/

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The Gamakatsu C12-BM hooks are curved shank barbless midge hooks that have an eye large enough to see and thread without magnifying glasses (for younger anglers, a least). I have not used them because the curvature of the shank dramatically reduces the effective gape.

Available in packages of 25 or 100

Photos courtesy of Patrick B

Gamakatsu C12-BM boxGamakatsu C12-BM
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Varivas 2300 and Gamakatsu C12-BMVarivas 2300 (left)
Gamakatsu C12-BM (right)

I believe you can purchase these hooks from:

https://bearsden.com/products/221-gamakatsu-c12-bm-large-eye-midge

https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/gamakatsu-c12-bm-barbless-midge-hook

https://gamakatsu.com/product/c12-bm-barbless-midge-large-eye/

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