What is your goto hooks for Peanut 2" size fly and reg 4" size fly hooks.
I picked up Gamakatsu Octopus hooks (02314) for a single leading hook (with a VMC 9626 4x #1 trailer hook for last season. Pulled in a few fish on my two times Not sure if the octopus hooks are strong enough or not... Only hooked them with the VMC last season.
This off season I picked up some Owner ST41's size 4 and 2 for peanut flies and heard about VMC Spark point but haven't seen these yet. In reviewing the ST41's #2 they are larger OD then the #1 VMC but hook points point inward which look like a mean catching machine and are more then double the price.
Also just started making up some peanut flies with skirt that will slide on the line and later will make some where I tie direct to the shank the hook. What do other recommend size and make/model hooks for 2 and 4" flies?