In a recent post on Favorite Tube Fly Hooks, I noted that these hooks, in different styles but virtually the same size, had a very different “apparent” size. I may have referred to crazy-drunk hook-designers, or some such unfairly slanderous image.
Sorry about that.
I just wanted to show a photo of the hooks that we reviewed, and this most un-perfect photo does this. Each of the hooks noted in the review of favorite tube fly hooks is shown here, in size #2 (except for the Alec Jackson, which is a size #3).
As you can see, even in this low grade photo, the different hook styles look a lot different – some appear to be rather smaller than others of the same size classification. This is why it seems important for each tyer/angler to make his or her own comparisons and decisions about the most appropriate hook style and size. That said, I like each and every of the hooks shown here and recently reviewed.
Hope this photo helps.