A batch of 66 new hook images have been added to flyhooks.org today
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.
Todays update on flyhooks.org comes from Ahrex hooks: earlier this year they sent me samples of all their hooks for addition to the flyhooks database. The update brings a total of 23 hooks from Ahrex to the site: the doubles and trebles are missing, but they will be added later.
From a start with hooks focusing on saltwater here in Scandinavia, they now have a range of hooks:
- NS – Nordic Salt: baitfish, gammarus, shrimp
- HR – Home Run: salmon, tube, trailer, doubles & trebles
- TP – Trout Predator: for the big trout streamers
- PR – Predator: pike and large predator fish
I welcome the addition of more barbless as they now have both predator, stinger and tube barbless in their lineup.
A couple of highlights for me in what I use: the NS110 for saltwater patterns, HR430 barbless tube that have a really solid build quality even in the smaller sizes, the heavy HR414 for salmon patterns and TP610 & TP650 for the larger trout streamers.
This brings the total of hooks with images to a total of 705, I would still love to get my hands on more Ahrex: if you have hooks in the sizes I’m missing, please send me a message!
This autumn I have spent a lot of time getting up to speed on the new hooks that people from all over the world have sent me: 300+ new hooks for http://flyhooks.org/ have been measured, photographed and added to the different hooks that I have registered so far. A big thank you to all those that have contributed to the collection that now counts 682 hook sizes with images (accross 280 different hooks).
Highlights are: Knapek, Dohiku & Claw (almost) complete sets of all hooks and sizes, a large batch of classic streamers, many new Mustad hooks and some very special dryfly hooks that I’ll get back to in later blogposts.
Even before I was done with this large batch of new hooks I got some new from France that I haven’t seen before and a couple of TMC and Mustad that will be added once I add some more functionality to the site: I’ll improve the search and layout of the site, maybe add a comment section and look at integrating it better with flytyer.org
This project would not have been where it is today without your help, so if you have a hook or two to spare, contact me through the contact form, and I’ll get back to you with address and information about the process.
Another day with the last batch of Mustad hooks that I got sent a while back:
I’ll focus a bit more on the functionality in the weeks to come, but if you got hooks that I don’t have here: send me some feedback!
I’ll keep this blog updated with information about new things happening on flyhooks.org to make sure you know what is happening.
From a couple of days ago you can now check the “Pictures” box on the search page and you will only search on the hooks that have a closeup image like the one above. If you get a search result you will get a thumbnail of each hook in the list: this image is clickable and you will go into gallery-mode in the search result where you can use the arrow keys to navigate between the hooks.
I’ll remove the transition effect soon to make it easier to flip between hooks to see the difference, but that is for the next release.