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.
Wide-gape, round bend, slightly curved point, up-eye, forged, reversed. Uses: Intruder and Stinger flies, trailing hooks