One of the hardest things to grasp as a new fly tier is the myriad of hooks available. Don’t fret though; there are really only a handful that you need to get familiar with.
The following are several charts that may help you determine what hook is what and which one you should be using. The first chart is one I came up with and maintain. The others are taken from other sources online. Credit for the source is given when possible.
Savage Flies – Fly Tying Hook Comparison Chart
This is the chart I created and maintain every now and then. It includes: Tiemco, Mustad, Dai-ichi, Dai-Riki, J. Stockard, Partridge and Saber. It was last updated in December 2020.
Daiichi Hook Comparison Chart
Includes Daiichi, Dai-Riki, Mustad, Orvis, Eagle Claw, Partridge and Tiemco. Unknown when this was last updated.
J. Stockard Hook Comparison Chart
Includes J. Stockard, Daiichi, Tiemco, Mustad, Gamakatsu and Partridge. Unknown when last updated. Source: jsflyfishing.com.
Saber Hook Comparison Chart
Includes: Saber, Daiichi, Dai-Riki, Mustad, Orvis, Eagle Claw, Partridge and Tiemco.