No, they are excellent quality. I use the heavyweight wet fly hook VH221 in 10-14 and if you can straighten one of those then you've definitely had 3 Shredded Wheats. There is also a light nymph hook 1x long VH211 which is a good hook. Ideal for longer patterns such as damsels. Cannot fault them for the moneym
Actually been using barbless heavyweight 10s today, to me theyre more medium weights.
Also just got an order of Oshamo barbless delivered which have never failed me and have
a good range of sizes and profiles. Was only using Ospreys at someones request as dont like
Barbless standard sproat or round bend hooks myself
I do buy from them. They don't have the cases which can be handy in quickly identifying the hook eg b170 is the light olive colour but I agree, it is cheap when you buy from them because they buy the bulk box and pass on some of the savings in not paying for the plastic cases.