There are no exact standards for hooks. Seems like each major manufacturer makes up what works for them. If you are a fly tyer and try to tie flies using a pattern sheet, you may have to convert to the brand of hook that’s at your tying table.

There are lots of Fly Tying Hook Conversion Tables online. You may have a favorite. This is mine.

Dry Fly

Daiichi

Tiemco

Dai Riki

Mustad

MFC


Wide gape, down eye – 1X-fine

1100

100

320

94840

7000


Wide gape, straight eye – 1X-fine

1110

101

310

94859

7001


Wide gape, down eye – 1X fine, black (odd size)

**Alec Jackson Soft Hackle Trout Fly Hook )made by Daiichi – see POST for detailed comparison)

**

102Y


Wide gape, down eye – extra fine wire, black (odd sizes)

103BL


Wide gap, down eye – barbless (TMC is black)

1190

900BL

94845


Wide gape, down eye, 1X-short

1310

305


Down eye, 1X-fine, 2X-short

Straight eye, regular wire, 2X-short

1640

921


Down eye, 1X-fine

Down eye, standard wire

Down eye, standard wire, mini-barb

Down eye, standard wire, mini-barb, low viz

1170

1180

1182

5210

300


Down eye, 1X-fine, 2X-long

Down eye, standard wire 2X-long

1280

5212

280

94831

7022


Curved Hooks

Daiichi

Tiemco

Dai Riki

Mustad

MFC


Fine wire, 2X-short, black 

* Alec Jackson Chironomid Trout Fly Hooks for #13 – 17 (made by Daiichi – see POST for detailed comparison)

1140*

206BL


Down eye, standard wire, 2XL

1280

2302

280

94831

7231


Straight eye, 1X-fine, 2X-long

1260

2312

280


Straight eye, standard wire, 3XL

1270

200R

270

7002


Down eye, 2X-heavy, 2X-wide, 2X-short

1120/1150

2457

135

7009/7045/7125


Down eye, fine wire, 2X-wide, 2X-short

1130

2487

125

7048


Straight eye, 3X-wide, 2X-short

1130

2488

125


Straight eye, 3X-wide, 2X-short, 2X-heavy

2488H


Streamer Flies

Daiichi

Tiemco

Dai Riki

Mustad

MFC


Down eye, heavy wire, 6X-long

2340

300

3665A

7030


 Straight eye, 3X-heavy, 4X-long

1750

9395

700

9674


 Streamer Stinger Hooks

Daiichi

Tiemco

Partridge

Gamakatsu

MFC


Short shank, straight-eye

2450

8089

Universal Preditor

B10S


Intruder Hook

2557


Nymphs & Wet Flies

Daiichi

Tiemco

Dai Riki

Mustad

MFC


Down eye, 2X-heavy, 1X-long

1560

3761

060

3906B

7076


Down eye, 2X-heavy

1530

3769

075

3906

7077


Down eye, 2X-heavy, 2X-long

1710

5262

730

9671

7026


Down eye, 2X-heavy, 3X-long

1720

5263

710

9672

7027


Wide gape, down eye, 1X-heavy

1550

9300

070

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8 Comments

  1. Just what I needed. It is more complete than others.
    Thanks for making in easy to decide which hook to use.
    Sherry

  2. Good morning John: I just went to your resource page for the first time.

    I and others will find very helpful. Thanks Max

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