Suppose I'd better dig out some foam then! If the hook works for you then great. I had some (may still have somewhere) some VMC hooks shaped like a 200r in size 16. They look great, but are next to useless. Lots of takes to flies tied on them, not one single hook up.
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical
minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a ****
by the clean end"