These are not sewed together with thread, but rather laminated on the sheet of paper. Some of them do have a bit of rust because the points and barbs have cut the laminated plastic and humidity have entered to the hooks.
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.
Hook: Mustad 80500-npbl #1/0
Thread: Semperfli 18/0
Tag: Silver and light blue silk
Tail: swan & macaw
Rear hackle: Black, cheeked with kingfisher
Body: Black chenille with a black hackle in the center, cheeked with kingfisher
Front hackle: Black, cheeked with kingfisher
Continuing the grub series, here a pattern from George Kelson “The salmon fly” from 1895. I substituted ibis with swan, powdered blue macaw with blue/yellow macaw and chatterer with kingfisher. The look and feel is the what is important here (plus the fact that I don’t have 6 chatterer feathers around for testing out new patterns). Will try to tie this one up with light blue hackle tips to see how that can work: the kingfisher is not maintaining that clear colour once it is in water, so for fishing purposes it would be good to have something that will last a bit longer.
A pattern that can be tied up with both shorter (and more sparse) hackle and one with longer hackle, depending on the movement you want in the water. A heron hackle in front of either the rear or front hackle could also be something to explore.