that completely depends on the size of fly you are tying. if you tie a large pike fly for example, and you want it to still sink pretty good, you need the heavier eyes. if you are tying a smaller fly for small-mouth for example on the same hook, then you could get away with a lighter weighted eye, or a heavier one if you are tying reversed hook jig style flies. buy a few packs! they are cheap. experiment!
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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
There are 2 basic answers, depending on who you ask:
1) Put it any hook you want for the look and action you want.
2) Check the package. If there is no table showing dumbbell to hook matches, a general rule would be to check a package of brass beads. They usually have the table I am talking about.
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
- Western NY