The use of competition style jig hooks is becoming more and more popular. Many nymph patterns can be adapted to be tied on jig hooks. With the introduction of slotted beads, whether they are brass or tungsten, the tier has more options to adding weight to the fly.
This AquaTalon hook has a 60° leg and is barbless with a ultra sharp beak point.
Jig hooks are also less prone to snagging the bottom as they ride hook point up and generally hook the fish in the corner or upper part of the mouth.
Made In Japan.