About the 609
The 609 is a standard length nymph hook. Use it to tie any standard nymph pattern. Can be used with a bead as the wider gap keeps from crowding the point.
This is a standard length hook with a 1X gape. It has a down eye and is formed from a medium weight wire. It is available in sizes #8 to #18.
As with all Firehole Sticks, this hook is made from high strength carbon steel, which is properly hardened and tempered. The hook is chemically sharpened and finished with a black nickel coating.