Today a rather big freestyle session on a #5/0 Harrison Bartleet Long Dee hook. Waiting for a project that requires some very long wings, so I thought I’d spend the Sunday on some practice. Keeping the wing set high and with quite dark tones in the body and wing will contrast well with the grey heron hackle.
A version of Shannon number 12 from William Blacker, tied in hand on a Lars Møller #4/0 2xl hook.
This year will be a lot about Blacker: a 3-book edition about his life and tying will be published in the not-too-distant-future. Starting up the tying season with some more tying in hand, and exploring the wing and thoughts from Blacker when it comes to flydesign.
A batch of 66 new hook images have been added to flyhooks.org today
- Mustad Streamer & Salmon
- New: Ellipse hooks
- Partridge low-water hooks
- New: Devaux hooks
- New: Caleri hooks
- Some Dai-Riki, Kamasan and Hanek hooks
So: some new brands and a good lot of hooks added today. Up next is a good batch of TMC ready for photography, then more Allcock, Mustad and some interesting Japanese hooks after that.