This has been a very difficult year to manage inventory. Stocks of many items are lower than I would like at this time of year. If you are shopping for a Christmas gift, please do not wait until the last minute. There is a good chance your items will be out of stock if you wait.
Size 30 hooks
by Timothy Hyer-Devine
(Menomonee Falls, WI)
Package and color code
I had gotten some Varivas 2300 #30 ultra midge hooks. They are listed as 4x fine micro barb. If there is a barb, I can't see it. The other thing I can barely see is the eye. Threading them is a nightmare. I came across the Gamakatsu C12-BM. They are a curved nymph style midge hook. They are also barbless. But the best feature is the eye. They are listed as Big Eye. I'll let the photos say the rest. (The 30 mph wind and frozen rivers/streams here in the midst of the POLAR VORTEX leave all experimentation a few months down the road.)
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