Released to spawn
Where you are able to make a choice of hook for your flies in the waters you fish, do you feel you lose more due to the use of certain types of hook?
Second vote for the above. Last fall I was loosing far more of my fish than ever hit the beach ... and it was driving me nuts ... yes, yes, a short drive I know :roll: ... and shifting back to shorter shank, finer wire hooks went a long way in correcting the 'problem.'I think it matters more tube/stinger vs. traditional long shank. Used to lose a fair # of fish on long-shanked salmon irons, the stinger setup or tube w/ short shank lands more fish for me.