The Octopus Hook is a popular name given to this style of hook. The up-eye, short-shank, offset spear, and beak point make it a superior hooking tool, used equally as a bait hook or in fly tying. These hooks are offered by several manufactures in various colors, but he color red is especially effective in helping to trigger fish strikes.
Red finish. Wide-gape, round bend, slightly curved point, up-eye, forged, reversed.
Uses: Intruder and Stinger flies, trailing hooks