I have yet to tie or try any, but definitely want to know how they work. I've used them for everything else and found them to work very well once you've figured them out.Good looking first fly. Noticed the circle hook.
As side note. Anyone using circle hooks on a regular basis? I have a few flies that have them I but just never got a round to using them enough to tell whether they are good or bad. Anyone have any fly fishing experience with them? Good or Bad?
I had enough trouble learning how to use circles when using them for bait. I missed a lot of fish before I figured it out. I'd imagine it will be the same with the flies. There will be a lot of missed fish before I remember not to set. Should be fun trying though.I also have had great luck with them when using bait. You just let the fish run off and hook itself in the side of the mouth. When we normaly fly fish we strip strike to set the hook as the fish are mouthing the fly to set the hook. With the fly not going in deep, using the same method would just pul it out of their mouth. (the reason so many new circle hook angler miss fish)
Personaly, I don't care for Mustads. They don't hold a point for crap. Tiemco, Gami and even Orvis make excellent hooks. A little more money but I've missed or lost more fish on Mustads than all other hooks combined. Not that I miss that many mind you.Id recomend using a mustad hook they set better. You can meke them a little thicker with the buck and add more flash. Its all about matching the body with the hook size. Keep tying and experimenting with patterns...