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#1 2009-10-20 09:08:52

From: Central, Pennsylvania
Registered: 2008-05-07
Posts: 33

Dai Riki/ Hook Review

Would you share your opinions on Dai Riki hooks with me? I'm looking for some decent straight-eye scud/emerger hooks.

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#2 2009-10-20 09:58:35

From: Southern Ontario
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 1871

Re: Dai Riki/ Hook Review

Not too familiar with Dai Riki but for straight eye emerger/scud  I like the TMC 2488 and the Diiachi 1150 .  There's many waaaay better tier's on the site than I so hopefully they'll chime in with more info for you .

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#3 2009-10-20 10:48:47

From: Inside The Bunker
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 3860

Re: Dai Riki/ Hook Review

DarrinD wrote:

There's many waaaay better tier's on the site than I.


That list is short, believe me.

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#4 2009-10-20 15:14:14

From: Windsor
Registered: 2006-06-25
Posts: 1566

Re: Dai Riki/ Hook Review

DuffinBoy wrote:

That list is short, believe me.

I've seen his work and will second that..

I use Mustad Signature myself for a scud hook but that's more a factor of availability than preference. Never had a problem with them but they're a down eye hook.


Last edited by cbinwindsor (2009-10-20 15:17:12)



#5 2009-10-20 16:10:29

Rob O'Reilly
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 1357

Re: Dai Riki/ Hook Review

I use some Dai Riki hooks for big stonefly patterns I use out west (can't remember the code) and they seem pretty decent.  The plating is a bit bright for my liking, though I can't say whether or not that has any impact on the fly's performance.  For scud hooks though, I use Tiemco 2457 or for dries tied on that shape ninja the Mustad C49S



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