Maruto Dry Fly Hooks D31
Maruto Dry Fly D31 hooks are premium quality Japanese hooks made from high carbon steel fine wire. These are barbed, dry fly wide-gape hooks, definitely your most essential wide-gape hooks for dry flies and emergers. They are thermally treated and chemically sharpened for superior performance and quality with anti-corrosive coating. Extra sharp needlepoint offers advantages of better penetration and greater strength. d31 is a turn-down eye (TDE) model, forged, standard length, and bronze.
Comes in the following sizes: #6, #8, #10, #12, #14, #16, #18.
25 hooks per pack.
Made in Japan.
History of Maruto Fish Hooks
Dohitomi & Co., Ltd is located in the small town of Tojo, Japan. Its history goes back as far as 1892, when fish hooks were made by villagers in a very primitive method, to earn extra income. Late Mr. Tomitaro Dohi, being a foresighted and ambitious man, thought of mechanizing the industry. As no electric power was available at that age, he used an old-fashioned oil engine and began manufacturing Japan’s first machine-made hooks in 1910.
In those days, fishermen in Japan were too conservative to adopt anything different from what they traditionally used. They did not show any interest in the new products at all. Thus, Mr. Dohi faced serious difficulties, and at one time, was on the verge of bankruptcy. However, his business spirit persevered and he did not give up. Instead, he extensively toured remote fishing villages from one to another and spent his time giving away fish hooks for trial. Over time commercial fishermen were convinced of the superiority of Maruto fish hooks, especially their sharpness.
However, the mechanization process was only one step of several manufacturing stages, and there remained much to improve to develop new and better machines. After World War II, with the continuation of international trade, our markets rapidly expanded. Mr. Tomitaka Dohi, the former president, developed fully automated machines along with continuous tempering plants to meet the increased demand with the ability to produce 100 million hooks monthly.8.2 × 5.8 × 0.5 cm