475 illustrations 11 x 8 The most complete and current guide to fly-tying hooks Cross reference and characteristic charts for all major manufacturers This new fully-illustrated guide will wind up on every serious fly tier's bench. It lists all the styles of hooks by all the major manufacturers and cross references them by feature. It is an instant guide to hooks for every type of fly and will be invaluable when a tier doesn't have the brand of hook specified in the recipe. Listings for Daiichi, Dai-Riki, Eagle Claw, Gaelic Supreme, Gamakatsu, Hayabusa, Heritage, Kamasan, Mustad, Orvis, Owner, Partridge, TMC, Turrall, Varivas, and VMC, plus specialty hooks. William E. Schmidt is a fly fisherman and fly tier who has spent years researching hooks. He is currently a petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Cape Cod.