The 1X extra-short shank Mustad Caddis Curved Signature fly-tying hook is commonly used to tie caddis patterns such as Klinkhammer-style emerges, freshwater shrimps and Gammarus patterns. Use it to fish for brown trout, rainbow trout or grayling in rivers or lakes. The Mustad Signature fly hooks feature unique sharpness and strength. Developed in cooperation with the world's top fly tiers to exact proportions between gap, bend, wire diameter and shank length for precise scaling unmatched by others. The Micro barb can easily be pinched down without damaging the hook for barbless applications. Bronze finish. Chemically sharpened, Nor-Tempered high carbon steel.