- Dec 22, 2009
I’m not sure about black hooks, just a notion? I have this (irrational?) feeling that they won’t catch as well as bronze. Anybody have any opinions on this matter??!!
Very nice looking fly and a very killer colour combo. I can tell you with great certainty that fly will catch big Tongariro trout! I tie up something very very similar, except have evolved it to using a trailing hook which turned more of the takes into solid hook ups.
I'd go along with all of that.If we accept the likely fact that a fish doesn’t know what a hook is for; and that a variation such as colour, or even shape, does not actually signal to a fish the intended purpose.
Then, hook colour really becomes relevant as a feature of the fly’s overall theme/scheme, and something that a fly fisher may leverage some advantage with?
It’s probably our individual perceptions of tradition which dictates the colours of the hooks we are inclined to use; anyone up for red hooks?
If it looks like food, moves like food and it's where food should be . . . they'll probably take it.If it looks edible to a fish, which are opportunist feeders, the colour of a hook is probably insignificant. The only way they test food items is with the mouth, take it or don't.
Some people who favour 'silver' hooks claim that they 'disappear' by reflecting the surroundings...