OK, this is rare, but it happens I guess. I was catching Pinks, Chums, and Silvers this weekend with an Egg Sucking Leech, size 3 or 4. Twice on one Silver and one Chum, I lost the fish thinking they threw the hook. After a few casts, I noticed something different about the fly, and low and behold, the hook had snapped in half about where the shank straightens out. Both ESL involved were bought at a local chain here in town (guess I can't mention here). While they were well tied and caught many fish, the hooks were crap! Next time I'm in ########## ######### I will tell someone that their vender should look into a beefier hook for our alaskan brutes. I know this is rare, but twice within minutes is too much for me; so I switched to another type (manufacturer) after that with no problems....and not as many hook-ups.
Anyone else ever have that happen to them? I had it happen pike fishing once before, but never again. Even on bad snags, the hook usually bends, but not snap. Probobly because of those nasty kype teeth?