Daiichi 1220: Darrel Martin describes the paradigm or ultimate design for a dry fly hook in his book. Daiichi has translated Martin's theory into the ultimate dry fly hook. It has the features modern tiers look for; wide gape, mini-barb, etc. Plus the upturned tapered shank presents mayfly wings in a very natural angled position.
Bronze Finish, Sproat Bend, upturned tapered shank, down-eye, standard wire, forged, “mini-barb”, slightly offset
25 hooks per pack
They 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, & gives amazing speed of penetration.
We also chemically sharpen our hooks in a special bath that debars their points. Daiichi hooks come in multiple finishes that are all evenly and smoothly applied. Each hook is precision tooled "true" to the exact design of the eye, bend, gape & barb. Our barbs are an advanced "low profile" design that results in minimal weakness and less broken hooks and lost fish.