The O'Shaughnessy hook is a traditional, time honored design that has survived from the days of hand-made hooks with little change. The distinctive bend, straight eye, short shank, and flat forging are key elements that combine to form this efficient fishing tool. Modified for salt water fishing these hooks are made of stainless steel. This standard hook is useful for all kinds of fishing situations, especially in bottom searching steelhead flies.
Daiichi does not chemically sharpen these hooks because the process does not work favorably with this alloy. These hooks have ground needle points. They will not rust in salt or brackish waters.
The hooks are made of the finest high-carbon steel, which is hardened and tempered to an exacting formula that makes for a long point life and a very strong hook. Daiichi hooks use a 12-degree constant taper ground needle point. This eliminates irregularities in shape, assuring no weak spots, and gives amazing speed of penetration.
- O'Shaughnessy bend
- Straight eye
- Silver (Stainless Steel) color
- Low profile barb design
Type: Fly Tying Materials