The Ant Fly, from The Art of Angling by William Blacker. The one above is tied in hand on a vintage blind-eye hook, while the three below all are tied for fishing on Ahrex FW580 #10. The body is more fiery-brown than cinnamon brown, but I guess Blacker wouldn’t mind.
This autumn I have been cataloging and photographing hook sale cards for flyhooks.org – cards that was used for presenting hooks when salesrepresentatives travelled around from shop to shop to sell hooks (and other goods)
The cards have been added to each hook type and linked to from the hook card list above. More will come as I’m done processing them, stay tuned and revisit the hook card list if you are interested in old Mustad hook cards!
Today another 29 Mustad boxes (and the corresponding hooks) was added to flyhooks.org. With this addition there now are over 600 different hook types that have a image (and a total of 1537 hook sizes that have a image)
I have also added small thumbnails on the boxes page, making the browsing experience a bit more visual than before.