Uses: Bead Head Nymphs, Hoppers, Terrestrials. Easy to use with beads of all types. Bronze, 2X-Long, Round Bend, Standard Wire, Straight-Eye, Curved Shank. The 1260 hook was designed in 1995 by the Orvis Company and Angler Sport Group as a hook to use specifically with metal beads to make "bead head" nymphs. The shape of the bend and standard wire facilitates the use of beads with a smaller center hole. The curved shank gives flies a more aesthetically pleasing and natural look. They're also great for hoppers and terrestrials.