I am slowly working my way through my first box of 50 hooks. These are the only hooks I have purchased and so my experience is very limited. The hooks are Mustad 94833 Size 18 (Dry Fly Hook).

I had no idea hooks were so flexible and alot of the time the flimsyness of the hooks makes tying difficult. My question is, "Is this normal?". Are all size 18 hooks flimsy and flex alot? I am tieing using 8/0 thread so it's not like I am pulling on them with rope, but still =).

Here's a few pics for reference. By the way, if you feel sorry for my pathetic vice I'm in the market for a good gently used one. I'm sure anything beats having to use a screwdriver to clamp a hook.