This strong, 2X strong wire, down bend eyed hook, is the perfect choice for tying a great variety of nymphs and wet flies. It is made withstand the pressure of bigger lake and river fish like Rainbow, Trout, Salmon and Steelhead. The sproat bend shape makes for a stronger option compared to the round bend hooks. 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. Micro barb can easily be pinched down without damaging the hook for barbless applications.