A value priced hook from Umpqua!! They are high grade carbon steel, chemically sharpened, micro barbs for easy penetration and de-barbing. Specifications:
Specialty Bass Hook
Comment by Tor - November 11 2014 @ 01:46 AM
These are a heavy wire hook with a nice fine, sharp point and moderate sized barb. Purchased the 1/0 size and they are slightly smaller than the Tiemco 8089 size 6s that I have also been tying with. The gape isn't as big as the 8089 which restricts how much taper you can put on the belly of a deer hair bass bug. Given the hook weight I will use these for divers or sunk bass flies and stick with my 8089s for surface lures.
Comment by Tor - November 06 2014 @ 07:03 AM
Just recieved these and they look like very sturdy hooks, much heavier wire than the TMC 8089s I have been tying with - by the way the U502 size 1/0 is slightly smaller than a size 6 TMC 8089 - go figure!. They look great for divers or sinking flies but the wire is probably a bit heavy for surface lures IMHO. Haven't tried these on the water yet so these comments are based on a deskside review only.
Comment by Neil - April 03 2014 @ 03:11 AM
Great value for the price! The 2/0 size work perfectly for deer hair bass bugs.