For traditional dry flies. Bronze finish, round bend, down-eye, standard wire, standard length, forged. For decades the Mustad 94840 remained the standard dry fly hook. Daiichi introduced this hook as an improvement to the standard 94840. The advantages of our 1170 include high carbon steel for more strength and sharpness, chemically sharpened needlepoints for superior penetration and a smaller barb approximately 40% of the wire diameter.