Paracaddis at The Fishing Gene raises the question of missed hookups because of a ‘turned up point’. He performed a study and came away with interesting findings: “All in all we estimated that the unmodified hook failed to catch around 9 out of every ten times. The modified one never missed.  So it would seem that there is something wrong with the design, but why make a hook that doesn’t work?”

Dohiku 301 Dry Fly Hook (upturned hook point)