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Reviewer: A viewer from Little Elm, TX US
I originally used Mustad hooks when I first started this hobby a long time agao. Coming back to it I would not use any other brand. An awesome product and reliable. I have never had a problem or an issue with Mustad. These are really nice for the scuds and wets that need that little bit of a hump to look good.
C49 Hook review
Reviewer: A viewer from East Rand, Gauteng ZA
This is my preferred hook for both caddis larvae/pupae & mayfly nymphs.
I wanted one hook style which would cover all my larva/nymph requirements, in all sizes from #6-20 The TMC 200R has too long a shank and way too short a hook point.
The standard wire, but with a short shank with a wide gape means that my #14 is the same length as a #16 straight shank hook, but with stronger wire & a wider gape & a nice long hook point.
I use it is #6-12 for caddis, with the shank unmodified.
I use it is #12-20 for mayflies (with or without bead head), with the shank straightened slightly with a pair of smooth-jaw pliers.
I go through a lot of these hooks and buy them by the hundreds.
You can also use this hook with a straightened shank for dry flies - I like tying parachutes on these. For a Klinkhammer, I just cut off the tail of the parachute, rather than tie a separate fly.