This hook is now exactly as designed by Hans van Klinken – the extra bend at the eye is designed to ensure that wing and thorax are positioned and proportioned to the original pattern.
The thorax should be both in front and behind the wing. Hans ties the thorax exactly to the bend (same as in the clip below). With this configuration of the bend you can fish the fly even deeper and hopefully catch more fish !
The 15BNX now conforms to the original standard Redditch scale as we have introduced new sizing as of November 2014.
Black Nickel Finish 25 hooks.