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Sadie01February 17th, 2017, 7:30 am
North Carolina

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Don't get to trout fish much so I have difficulty identifying some but not all the flies I have. I also never know what size fly I have. What do others do to assist with fly and (hook) size identification while out trying to fish.
Thank you for any and all ideas.
WbranchFebruary 19th, 2017, 4:21 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2663
It is quite easy to memorize the sizes of your hooks. There are many fly fishing catalogs that sell fly tying materials and in those catalogs are pages showing different styles and sizes of hooks. Get a couple catalogs and compare your flies with the pictures in the catalogs and that will help you remember what sizes they are.

You could also go to a local fly shop and ask the sales person to pick out a bunch of flies in sizes #8 - #22 and then you would have samples to compare. There are dozens of hook shapes and styles so you might need a few of the different styles too.

http://www.lulusoso.com/upload/20120309/Fly_fishing_hook.jpg

http://www.jsflyfishing.com/tiemco-tmc-hooks

Here are just two of the many hook charts I was able find in a few minutes of searching on the Internet.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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