Short Shank Dry Fly Hooks
Ahrex FW504 Short Shank Dry Fly/Ahrex FW505 Short Shank Dry Fly: The key points to this hooks are short shank, open gape, ever so slightly up-turned point, down-eye and of course available in both barbed and barbless versions.
The hook is the obvious choice of course if you need a shorter shank, which can be relevant on a number of different imitations and tying styles. Extended body flies often look good and fish well on a short shank hook and I for one am really looking forward to tying some classic North Country spiders on the new FW504/505. The hook is designed with a down-eye making it excellent for parachutes as well.