My utmost favorite dry fly hook, ever. First, let me reiterate that I adore barbless hooks, I adore barbless hooks that are black nickel and I absolutely adore barbless black nickel hooks that are very versatile. From techy dries like slimline CdC rusty spinners for super picky fish to wet flies fished on the swing and even slim bodied mayfly nymphs with a bead, this hook is by far and away more than just the Ultimate Dry Fly hook.
About the FM5050: The Fulling Mill Ultimate Dry Fly Hooks in Black Nickel is a barbless hook designed with a standard gauge wire. This hook has proved itself time and time again on strength and reliability. The ultimate barbless hook for tying river dry flies, nymphs and wets. Dry Fly, D/E, 1XWide, Standard Wire, Barbless, Black Nickel.
You’ll find that the claw point on this model is exceptional at hooking and holding fish. Even though it is a standard wire hook, this model can surely take abuse. Treat yourself to a box or two of these the next time you need some hooks for dries or wets, I can assure you that you’ll love them. A Shuttlecock seemed to be fitting for tying demonstration here. A simple and very effective fly.
Another review of the FM3505 here.