Hooks

AquaTalon Swing Hooks

 

We designed our AquaTalon hooks after many years of on-the-water experience. An obvious need emerged for an ultra precise, high performance hook that is as fish-friendly as possible.

 

Aqua Flies and Jerry French have collaborated to produce the very best swing hook on the market. AquaTalon Swing Hooks are designed for optimal fish hooking and landing. Currently available in sizes 1, 2, 4 and 6. Packaged in 25 and 100 packs.

 

• Continuous, round shape for superior strength

• Slight drop point for an ideal hook-up location

• Fine wire size for maximum penetration

• 20° turned up eye for a perfect girth hitch to trailing loop

• Offset point

• Micro barb for those that need one

• Made in Japan

 

The ultimate trailer hook

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Shanks

Aqua Flies shanks are designed with the fly tier in mind. All of our shanks have a gun metal finish and the ends have been polished to ensure the trailing loop will not be compromised while fishing. Packaged in clear ziplock bags with an easy to read header card. 25 shanks per pack.

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Return Eye Shanks

Our Return Eye Shank has a clean tapered return with no sharp edges. Ideal for any pattern using dumbbell eyes. The return portion of the shank makes a perfect platform to secure eyes and other materials.

 

Available sizes: 27mm, 43mm, 51mm

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Round Eye Shanks

Our Round Eye Shank is great for adding a cone or a bead to the fly.

 

Available sizes: 26mm, 33mm, 51mm

 

Ultra Rig Kit

We have felt for a long time that steelhead flies with trailing loops need another style of rigging. Wire tends to be stiff and can become compromised if hitting rocks. Braids are too flexible and soft, causing the hook to foul on the fly or leader.

 

The Ultra Rig is a new style of rigging that remains flexible, even in freezing conditions, but is stiff enough to keep the trailing hook in place. This rigging system is super durable — we use 50 pound spider wire threaded through a soft tubing. The hook is fixed in the perfect location in the fly to maximize ideal hook up with excellent flexibility. The Ultra Rig also will allow the angler to position the hook by simply turning the hook in the tubing. The hook can easily be replaced by pushing the tubing up the hook bend enough to release the girth hitch.

 

Watch Jerry use the contents of the kit: Ultra Rig Video

 

Each kit contains:

• 10 AquaTalon Hooks, size 2

• 10 Aqua Flies Shanks

• 5 feet of 50 pound Spider Wire

• 2 feet of Ultra Tubing

 

The Ultra Rig Kits are available in six sizes:

 

Round Eye Kits - 26mm, 33mm, 51mm

Return Eye Kits - 27mm, 43mm, 51mm

Ultra Rig

 

Eyes

Ultra Eyes

Ultra Eyes

With a long monofilament stem, our Ultra Eyes are handmade at our factory with glitter and UV paint for sparkle and realism. When a fly is tied with Ultra Eyes and becomes slender in the water, the eyes are more prominent.

 

We use these eyes on our Jerry French Ultra Squid. They are ideal for prawn or shrimp patterns or to add a little flash to a saltwater crab pattern. 12 eyes per package.

 

Colors: Black, Chartreuse, Hot Orange, King Fisher Blue, Pink, and Purple

 

Size: 3.5mm diameter

Intruder Eyes

Intruder Eyes

Aqua Flies is now offering the same dumbbell eyes we use on our Intruders. We are constantly asked where fly tiers can purchase the fluorescent eyes used for our Intruders and Mini-Intruders. Now these brass dumbbell eyes are available from Aqua Flies in packages of 20 eyes per pack.

 

These Intruder Eyes are colored with a durable powder coating in ten eye popping colors: Black, Blood Red, Blue, King Fisher Blue, Purple, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Orange, Fluorescent Salmon Pink, Fluorescent Flame and Fluorescent Chartreuse.

 

Available in three sizes: 1/8" (3.2mm), 5/32" (4mm) and 3/16" (4.8mm)

 

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