Male Speaker: I put this hook chart together to give me an idea of some of the various bass bug hooks that are available. You'll notice they have two things in common: one straight eye and two a fairly wide gap. In some, the gap is a little wider than others and each of these hooks can be used for various types of flies from small mouth flies to large bass flies.
For instance, if you live in the southern states or maybe out in California where you are fishing extremely large fish perhaps a hook like this will be appropriate. But, if you are in the mid west where the average bass maybe runs throughout the 15 inches a hook like this Gamakatsu or perhaps this Gaelic Supreme or the Mustad 3366 would be an appropriate hook to tie most of your bug.
They obviously come in a variety of size of which I've indicated underneath the brand name of the hook. Some of these can be used in salt water, these two can be used in salt water condition they are black nickel finish. The others are bronze finish and really are not well suited to salt water.
The Targus 8089 is the same hook as the Tiemco 8089 and the one I did not put on to the chart is this particular hook it's Daiichi 2720, they come in about five sizes. This is a 5 watt; it goes all the way down to ten.
But, these hooks I think will serve you well, they are strong, they don't flex a great deal under pressure from gel spun thread and they are easy to tie on.