Shape

R = Round Bend

C = Curved

S = Sproat / O`Shaughnessy

L = Limerick

Wire Diameter

2x Fine = 50 - 20 = 30 (R30)

Std = 50 (R50)

1x Heavy = 50 + 10 = 60 (R60)

2x Heavy = 50 + 20 = 70 (R70)

3x Heavy = 50 + 30 = 80 (R80)

4x Heavy = 50 + 40 = 90 (R90)

Finish

Unless Specified, Hooks are Bronzed

BL = Black

BLN = Black Nickle

D = Duratin

SS = Stainless Steel

Z = Z-Steel

Hook Lenght

3x Short = 50 - 3 = 47 (C47S D)

2x Short = 70 - 2 = 68 (C68)

1x Short = 50 - 1 = 49 (C49S)

Std = 50 (R50)

1x Long = 70 + 1 = 71 (C71S SS)

2x Long = 80 + 2 = 82 (S82)

3x Long = 50 + 3 = 53 (C53) 

Hook Eye

Unless Specified Hooks are down eye

S = Straight

U = Up Eye

Others

O = Offset

X = Barbless

Mustad Signature Series Fly Hooks

Chemically sharpened needle points, with micro barbs. These hooks compare in quality with any other fly hook on the marked. The Mustad Signature Series hooks offer fly tiers unparalleled sharpness and strenght as well as exact proportionally accurate and consistent hook gap, bend, wire diameter and shank length. The result is precise scaling of fly patterns across each hook size range for a level of uniformity no other premium fly hook can guarantee

Thinner

Diameter

Shorter

Hook

R50

Longer

Hook

Thicker

Diameter

R50 represents THE STANDARD:

Standard length and Standard wire diameter

This is the hook all other hooks relate to for compars on of shank lenght (Extra long / Extra short), and wire diameter (Extra Heavy / Extra Fine).

 

The letter "R" indicates that the hook has a rounded bend, and the letter "C" indicates that it has a curved shape. Simple as that! 

Mustad Signature Hook Chart - how you can read the hook names

R30 NP-BR

1x fine - Std

R48 NP-BR

1x fine - 2x short

C49 SNP-BR

1x fine - 1x short

R43 NP-BR

1x fine - 3x long

R50 NP-BR

Standard Dry Fly

C52 SNP-BN

Std - 2x long

C53 SNP-BR

Std - 3x long

S60 NP-BR

1x heavy - Std

C67 SNP-BR

2x heavy - 3x short

CO68 NP-BR

2x heavy - 2x short

S70 NP-BR

2x heavy - Std

R73 NP-BR

2x heavy - 3x long

R74 NP-BR

2x heavy - 4x long

R75 NP-BR

2x heavy - 5x long

S80 NP-BR

3x heavy - Std

S82 NP-BR

3x heavy - 2x long

R90 NP-BR

4x heavy - Std

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