|A size 16 and 2mm tungsten beaded micro mayfly concoction.|
|The G3AY Courtesy of Partridge of Redditch|
On micro nymphs, sometimes they look and flow much nicer on a straight shank hook, however sometimes it can be a matter of trial and error finding the appropriate length of shank. Many of the micro nymph patterns that I tie end up on scud style hooks as they offer a wider gap for better hooking capabilities, but often this makes for a curved body appearance. Sometimes I prefer the straighter appearance as opposed to a curved, and this particular hook works very well. And lets not forget, this is a great little soft hackle hook for those patterns that require a little more shank to break the surface film. Good luck and happy tying.