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Old 03-27-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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I'm starting to get into fly tying, and all I could find in a scud style were die-riki hooks.
135's . I could not find any information about these, does anyone have an opinion, are they good? Thanks in advance. Oz

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Old 03-27-2012, 06:45 AM   #2
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They'll do the trick. I've been using Daiichi 1130 for twenty-some years, which appear to have the same curve; not sure about difference in wire size. I keep thinking that I need to tie some on straight shank hooks, as I've read numerous times that scuds are only curved when dead, injured, or out of the water (like in a palm of a hand), but not sure of the validity of that.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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I love the 135's!!! Does anyone know if I can get them in a bigger size? I want them in a #2 or #1 of possible. Do they even make the 135 that big?

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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I love the 135's!!! Does anyone know if I can get them in a bigger size? I want them in a #2 or #1 of possible. Do they even make the 135 that big?

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They are only available in size 6-22

Does this mean you spey cast with your one handed fairy-stick?
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I heard a rumor about them, saying they break alot and not good quality. I'm going to use them for my steelhead. Ill post about them if I have issues.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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Does this mean you spey cast with your one handed fairy-stick?
I have a 1-handed and a 2-handed fairy stick that I use a lot, thank you very much! But, I use them with a Thingamabobber so that takes all the frilly elitism out of it and I don't have that "I have a fly rod so I'm better than everyone even if I only catch a few fish a year because I enjoy the beauty of the casting and the art of the presentation as well as the feel of the swing" complex like a few of the fly guys I know.
From what I can tell, that mentality doesn't apply across the board though. Some fly guys are super chill and are awesome to hang out with in the river.

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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I love the 135's!!! Does anyone know if I can get them in a bigger size? I want them in a #2 or #1 of possible. Do they even make the 135 that big?

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gamakatsu splitshot/dropshot hook is the closest thing you will find in that size, but it's obviously a different shape. it's what i use for that size, but that means zilch.

as for the original question.....dia-riki hooks are ok. i've used a few different ones and they worked. never had any break on me that i can recall. i like the mustad signature scud hooks better.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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gamakatsu splitshot/dropshot hook is the closest thing you will find in that size, but it's obviously a different shape. it's what i use for that size, but that means zilch.
That's what I've been using, but the scud hooks seem to hold way better when hooked. I just miss more fish and I think it's because the scud hooks are so small. I've always wanted a big heavy one. Oh well... Guess I'll have to keep looking for the perfect hook.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #9
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jdarr,so as not to take over this thread, start a new 1. what fly/s are you tying up and needing the bigger hook on? i'm sure a good alternative can be figured out with a better hook up/landing rate.
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