In the early days of fly tying and fly-fishing, "wet flies" were king. Dry flies and nymphs today are more popular, but wet flies, which are fished subsurface, are still very successful for catching trout, steelhead, and salmon. Wet flies do not closely imitate natural insects or bait fish, but give the impression of emerging mayflies. This hook is a "modern" version of the traditional wet fly hook. The heavy wire helps the fly sink and the extra strength makes this hook a great tool for steelhead and large trout.
XPoint hooks have four forged grooves along the hook point that allows the hook to penetrate up to seven times faster than our regular needle point hooks. Made from high-carbon steel, these hooks hold their sticky sharpness longer without sacrificing point strength.
XPoint has been shown to work particularly well with all hard-mouthed salt water species such as Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, Bluefish, Striped Bass as well as freshwater fish.
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
Uses: Egg Patterns, Spiders, Ants for large trout and steelhead