FLY TYING HOOKS +
FLY TYING HOOKS
These are the hooks that I use for making all the flies on the Island Flies website.
It's a mix of old fashioned round bend wet fly hooks and the very latest fine wire super quality hooks from the far east.
I have given a description of each pattern but it is meant to be a guide rather than a instruction. At the end of the day personal taste decides what suits the individual. Gold and Black Nickel beads are featured at the bottom of the page.
Remember minimum post free order is £5
Dry Fly Emerger Hooks
These lightweight hooks are stronger than you might think and if you use them for stock fish (1lb plus) they are fine as long as you combine them wit AFTM#4/5 weight lines and softer top rods. They are perfect for wild brown trout for wets as well.
20 x Size #12 Dry/Emerger hooks - £1.50
20 x Size #14 Dry/Emerger hooks - £1.50
20 x Size #16 Dry/Emerger hooks - £1.50
These are slightly heavier wire than the above and spot on for Yorkshire and Clyde Style Spiders. Also handy for Buzzers, small Wetflies and Nymphs.
20 x Size #12 Spider Hooks - £1.50
20 x Size #14 Spider Hooks - £1.50
20 x Size #16 Spider Hooks - £1.50
HEAVY NYMPH HOOKS
You can use these to make a heavier fly rather than resort to Beads and lead. Very good point flies to anchor Spiders and or Buzzers. Not too clunky. Medium shank length.
20 x Size #12 HVY Nymph - £1.50
20 x Size #14 HVY Nymph - £1.50
CZECH NYMPH HOOKS
These are heavy wire hooks that will carry a 3mm bead and lead with ease and still hook fish. One of the best 'hooking' hooks I have come across. Also useful for traditional wetflies, the hook shape gives the finished fly a good profile. Strong enough to land most sizes of fish which is handy in The Highlands and Islands as Salmon will take size #12 Trout flies when you least expect it.
20 x Czech Nymph Hooks Size#10 - £1.50
20 x Czech Nymph Hooks Size #12 - £1.50
BIG WETFLY HOOKS
These are good old fashioned round bend, wide gape wet fly hooks which still make splendid large wetflies and nymphs. The size #8 is spot on for big wild brown and sea trout. The eye is large enough to accept tippets up to 10lb B/S.
20 x Big Wetfly Hooks #8 - £1.50
20 x Big Wetfly Hooks #10 - £1.50
20 x Big Wet Fly Hooks #12 - £1.50
Limited size range at the minute but two very useful hooks to have if you are tying for wild trout and or Salmon. On many rivers and lochs in the Highlands and Islands the average size of sea trout and salmon rarely exceeds 6/7lbs. You not not need heavy duty hooks more suited to sunk line fishing on large waters. The #8 Double offered is a bronze wire hook made from heavy wire. Useful in fresh or saltwater locations and much easier to cast than larger hooked flies. Combine these with AFTM5/7 lines and you can have fun and catch fish that may well be scared by heavier lines and larger flies.
10 x Double Hook Size #8 - £1.50
The 'Wee Double' needs no introduction. Flies tied on it are traditionally fished on the point with spiders and wets on droppers it is agood anchor fly on loch and river. Flies tied on it are also worth a cast at saltwater Sea Trout when they refuse larger patterns.
10 x Wee Double Hooks Size #12 - £1.50
SALTWATER FLY HOOKS
Tough enough for most fish that swim anywhere. Useful Pike fly hooks as well. Not too heavy so easier to cast than some other makes.
15 x Saltwater Fly Hooks #2 - £1.50
15 x Saltwater Fly Hooks #4 - £1.50
Top quality with a decent size whole for hooks in #10/12 range
30 x 3mm Goldbeads for £1.50
3mm OLD GOLD BEADS
As above but a matt gold finish
30 x 3mm Old Goldbeads for £1.50
30 x 3mm Silverbeads for £1.50
30 x 3mm Black Nickel Beads for £1.50
30 x Goldbeads 2.2mm (suited to #12/14 hooks) for £1.50
30 x Micro Goldbeads (#16/18 hooks) for £1.50
CZECH NYMPH/BEAD SETS
Packs of Hooks and beads ready to tie your favourite flies.
15 x Czech Nymph Hooks #10 & 3mm Black Nickel Beads for £1.50
15 x Czech Nymph Hooks #12 & 3mm Black Nickel Beads for £1.50
15 x Czech Nymph Hooks #10 & 3mm Gold Beads for £1.50
15 x Czech Nymph Hooks #12 & 3mm Gold Beads for £1.50
KILLER BUG DUB
Use for all Island Flies Killer bugs - super straggly Herdwick wool, easy to dub and fish love it. Included in the pack is some natural white (suitable for mayfly nymphs and any light larva tying) and some natural natural brown/black. All for £1. Plenty of material for lots of flies.
1 pack of Killer Bug Dub - £1