Do any of you have an inexpensive barbless hook that you like to buy and use.?
I would consider any hook under 20 cents per hook an inexpensive hook. Like 50 hooks for 10 bucks.
I know not all hooks are created equal, so not just looking for bargains…but where quality and bargain meet.
In the past, I just bought a variety of hooks from different companies. I like tiemco, but they are expensive.
dakota angler has these jig hooks that I like. I am lookinf for something similar but with a straight eye like a pupa hook.
I pretty much only use their hooks now. Customer service is excellent and after the very initial run of hooks when they first started the business, the quality of the hooks has also been great. Not to mention they keep adding new hook shapes at least twice a year (though I personally expect that will likely slow down at some point).
Another vote for Firehole. I’m a really big fan of the 633. They’re a very heavy wire 1X long with a wide gape, so you can almost go down a size to match conventional hook sizes if you feel the need. Though I just run with them as-is.
And yes - they are “Stupid Sharp” exactly as advertised.