Tiemco 206BL Fly Hooks Barbless. The eye is slightly up-turuned on this model. The shank, on the otherhand, curves gradually down towards the rear, which makes the hook ideally well-balanced. It rides in the water in the way as a straighteyed hook does. This is an excellent choice for caddis pupa imitations, floating nymphs, emergers, soft hackle flies, parachute dries, CDC dries, shrimp flies and many other patterns.