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Fly-Fishing: Using jig hooks in fly-tying will point the hook up, avoiding snags

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Thank goodness for innovations in fly-tying, or else we’d be forced to continue catching fish on the same flies, season after season. This winter, I’ve decided to climb aboard the jig hook bandwagon. In case you haven’t heard, many of the latest must-have nymph patterns are tied on small jig hooks, with the hook eyes at a 90-degree angle to the shank. The reason usually given for employing jig hooks in fly-tying is that it ...

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