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WalleyeMarch 7th, 2014, 9:10 am
180 Prospect Ave, Gloversville, NY, 12078

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Does anyone know if the Maruto fly tying hooks, are made by Tiemco? The model numbers are the same, and they appear to be the same hook, but a little difference in the price.
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EntomanMarch 8th, 2014, 11:56 am
Northern CA & ID

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I'm not familiar with that brand. There are several knock-offs produced in Asia, though. The Fly Shop in CA sells a proprietary hook that also uses the same designations at almost half the price. But, they are not the same. The bends, gaps and shank lengths are all slightly different and they aren't as consistent. A few of these off brands also have other quality control issues and weaker wire.
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WalleyeMarch 10th, 2014, 3:07 pm
180 Prospect Ave, Gloversville, NY, 12078

Posts: 10
Thanks for the reply! I bought the hooks and in comparing them with the Tiemco Hooks they are the same in every way shape, size, design, curve, however the finish is differant. The TMC Hooks are very black, while these appear to be a nickled black. This company is using all the same Hook Model Numbers that Tiemco uses, and TMC is an asian company also. I'm thinking they are their less expensive "line", similar to Lowrance selling the Eagle Model Fish Finders, or Mercury selling the Mariner Motors. They are much less in price, but don't come packaged with the magnetic piece that keeps the hooks from spilling all around.
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EntomanMarch 10th, 2014, 8:03 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Could be, Walleye. They sound like pretty good hooks.
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