Straight eyed, Black Nickel, Slightly Curved Shank, Fine Wire
This hook was popularized by Hans Von Klinken with the "Klinkhamer" fly pattern. It has become accepted as a great all-purpose parachute emerger hook. The straight eye keeps the fly floating at the surface.
About the Flashpoint hooks:
We form the points of each hook with our
normal needle grinding method. The wire
then goes throughout all the other stages to
make it into a finished hook and it is then
After that the hooks go through a process in
which a chemical attacks the surface. The
thinner parts of the wire are affected and, in
particular, the point.
The chemical smoothes or "eats away" the
metal and, in effect, refines the point. This is
quite a critical operation because if the
chemical sharpening goes on too long it will
eventually dull the point and may weaken
the barb. Furthermore, if the chemical
attacks one side of the point more than the
other then the point will be weakened.
Finally, it is important to remember that
chemical sharpening will not make a weaker
point into a strong one. It is more likely to
make a suspect point even weaker!