The ultimate of Japanese hook manufacturing technology Midge dry & Tiny Emerger, Straight eye, 3XF, Variable Wide gape, Short Shank, Micro barb, Bronze. This hook is designed especially for modern midge patterns tied with today's advanced synthetic and natural materials in mind. This hook has wide gape and long point to insure more secure hooking and holding. The short shank minimize the fly silhouette, and the fine wire makes it much lighter. An ideal hook for tiny dry flies.