Look, we know you steelhead and salmon types are a bunch of opinionated…well, we know you’re opinionated. That’s OK – we are too.
We want to hear your opinions on a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of those of us who swing articulated and/or tube flies – what’s your favorite trailer hook?
What’s a Trailer Hook?
Lots of bigger flies tied these days for steelhead and salmon are either tube flies – flies tied on tubes that that don’t have a hook at all – or articulated flies tied with a loop that you attach your own hook to. Some folks call them stinger hooks.
Since these flies allow you to choose your own hooks…you have to choose your own hooks! Earlier this month we heard from Will Novy-Hildesley, a regular reader of our blog. He suggested that it would be really interesting to hear which trailer hooks people use, and why. We couldn’t agree more.
What’s Your Favorite Trailer Hook?
So, if you fish for steelhead or salmon and use flies that require trailer hooks, we want you to leave us a comment right now and tell us which trailer hooks you fish, and why. Here’s the deal, though – for this to be helpful, we want the details!
We want manufacturers, model numbers and sizes. We also want to hear why you like the hooks you like. Do you think they’re ‘sticky’? Do you think they’re strong? Do you like that they’re offset, or not offset? Do you like the chemical sharpening process? The fact that you can get them in red? That they’re made with fine wire? That they’re made with thick wire?
OK, you get the idea. Chime in with a comment and let us know which trailer hooks you fish and why. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts, and our other readers do too.
Thanks so much to Will for suggesting the topic. We love hearing from you folks about what you’d like to see on our blog – if you’ve got ideas on what you’d like to see from us, please drop us a line.