The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
I, like my friend Hans Weilenmann, believes the hook is the armature upon which our flies are constructed.
Armature: A framework serving as a supporting core for the material that is used to make a sculpture.
Spence- I said flies are art in a manner of speaking, but they have a practical purpose as well!
and kind of heavy or not.
...the Tiemco 200R. I used them to tie Kaufman's stimulators that were very popular at the time on the Yakima River in WA., and still are around the country. I was guiding at the time, and client after client would lose fish on that hook.