The last couple of weeks I’ve received a lot of new hooks, and today I have uploaded a total of 110 new images of hooks to flyhooks.org! This brings the total up to a total of 298 images on the site, closing in on 300 hook sizes documented.
There are also some new companies added: Dohiku, Ken Sawada, Blue Heron. I will spend some time over the next weeks getting all the hooks from these new companies added, for now I’ve added the ones I have images of.
You will see on the new hooks that I’ve uploaded today that there are three new metrics on them: “T – Throat (bite)”, “SL – Shank Length” and “E – Eye width”. I’ll get back with some specific information on how I do this, but the SL is measured from the end of the bend and to the start of the shank, the throat is the depth from the hook poin to the bend while the eye is the total width (including wire) of the eye.
The next weeks I’ll update the 188 old hooks with SL, T & E information and upload new images of them, I’ll also add a better search where you can use the measurements of a hook to search by (“give me all hooks that have SL between 6.50 and 7.25”, “give me all hooks where the wire is above 0.70mm and throat is less than 6mm”).
I’m getting more hooks in the mail shortly, but if you do have some hooks that you can donate to this project: please contact me! I’ll post more information tomorrow about some of the new hooks that I’ve added today.