Originally Posted by thecrow
Aren't both of those spade ends or are they available as eyed?
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I would recommend Korum Expert Power micro barbed.
Yes mate they are spade end hooks but are still very easy to tie and incorporating a hair if need be, basically if using the hair you'd tie the hair loop first and then actually use this as yer tag end when tying a simple snell knot onto the spade, the hair looped tag end would be passed back through the main loop that was first created at the start of the knot and pulled neatly together with a bit of spit.
I can't get video link up but there is two very good YouTube footage on how to tie spade end using the snell knot, once watched the knot is so very easy,
I tie a lot of me size 12's for me big roach fishing by hand it's that easy
I personally prefer spades now because I actually do think it provides better presentation especially on light lines.
If looking for eyed hooks though as tigger has mentioned above that drennans super specialist hooks take some beating,
There's a lot of quality carp hook patterns out there like Korda, Nash, fox, Rig marrole etc but I find although these are all brilliant hooks the gauge thickness is a bit on the thick side and I find that some can be a little heavy for general chub fishing,
This is generally why I really like the kamasan b611 range because although their a light weight hook patern they are incredibly strong