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bearbutt
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Re: Hook Porn

Post by bearbutt » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:04 pm

I'm back home now (and also rueing it--too much to love about NYC)--and after getting back I had some quality time with the hooks Theroe gave me during our lunch together lastweek. This is a report on two of them: Mustad 3984H and Mustad 57552:

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The 3984H hooks are the first hooks I have seen that are marked "outpointed." You can see this in the picture--this ever so slight unclosed point. The hook is, as Theroe noted, also marked heavy, and it has a Kendal round Bend--like the 7957B. It's a really nice hook for wets.

The 57552 is also new to me--a very interesting hook, perhaps 1x short (like a 94838)--but the bend is more round than either the 94838 or 94840, which have a slightly sproaty feel to them, especially the 93838. I love this hook, the wide (but not too wide) gape is my favorite for Haystacks--I can see myself tying a lot on these--it's a little more wide than the 94840, and a little less than the 94838--a real sweet spot. The size 8s are similar to 10 in 94838 and 12 in 94840--.

I probably should weigh the hooks too--but will have to do that another day.

THANK YOU, Theroe!!

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Re: Hook Porn

Post by St.Froid » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:50 pm

This thread is a PhD level dissertation in hookology. The more I learn the more I realize how much I have to learn.

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Re: Hook Porn

Post by narcodog » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:26 pm

Dana, you have had a time of it. First your truck went down and you had to ride the train. Then your eye and the burden of having to buy all of those hooks. Buck up man things will get better. :)

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Re: Hook Porn

Post by bearbutt » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:19 am

narcodog wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Dana, you have had a time of it. First your truck went down and you had to ride the train. Then your eye and the burden of having to buy all of those hooks. Buck up man things will get better. :)
Dana's truck & eye are fine--it's mine that are broken. But I got a new car and found a good retina specialist, and and I have a nice new stash of hooks and deer and woodchuck from Dana--so all is getting better, as you say!

Now, about those hooks...

I got out my little digital scale this morning (it weighs down to 1/100 oz and 1/10 gram, probably not nuanced enough)--but anyhow, I checked the weights in Dick Stewart's "Hook Book" and found something amiss. Stewart says weights were calculated weighing ten or more hooks at a time, then averaging the weight among them--. But his weights seems way off. For size 12 94840s he gives the weight of 41 grams per hook. On my scale, 10 size 94840s come in at .4 grams--so that's, um, quite a difference. 100 size 12 94840s (I weighed three different boxes) came in at 4.1 grams per 100--so basically, Stewart's weights in his book are per 1,000 hooks--not for one hook. I haven't seen this error pointed out before, but I guess most guys don't care about the weight of their hooks as they do the weight of the fish they catch?

Anyhow--you might want to emend your copies of Stewart so you don't go nuts.

I'll have more to report in due course.

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Re: Hook Porn

Post by Theroe » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:26 pm

Isn’t this such a GREAT thread ?
“Time to go fishing”

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Re: Hook Porn

Post by gt05254 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:53 am

I haven't tied a trout fly in a long time. Salmon flies, on the other hand, is really all I tie. Sprite hooks, no longer made, are much revered amongst salmon fly tyers. One of my best pals just unloaded, well, the mother lode on me...a gift. Plus another box with some goodies, too. So I thought I'd join in the hook parade here:

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These will come in handy at the Atlantic Salmon Fly International in New Brunswick in late June, where I'm (and at least Teddy here, and possibly others) tying.

Gary

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Re: Hook Porn

Post by Theroe » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:46 pm

gt05254 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:53 am
I haven't tied a trout fly in a long time. Salmon flies, on the other hand, is really all I tie. Sprite hooks, no longer made, are much revered amongst salmon fly tyers. One of my best pals just unloaded, well, the mother lode on me...a gift. Plus another box with some goodies, too. So I thought I'd join in the hook parade here:

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These will come in handy at the Atlantic Salmon Fly International in New Brunswick in late June, where I'm (and at least Teddy here, and possibly others) tying.

Gary
Gary - WOW, what a score! Friends like that are one of the things that make this vocation of ours the greatest pastime....

Dana
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Re: Hook Porn

Post by bearbutt » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:35 pm

Dana,

We haven't seen any new hook porn since April, when the season opened--and it's now November, and the season is closed. So what did you pick up in the summer months?

Some of us are also awaiting your new and revised and mother-of-all hook charts too!

I owe some updates myself, and will get there....

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Re: Hook Porn

Post by Brookie » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:26 am

I thought there was really something wrong with me until I saw this thread lol. I get a certain pattern with a certain hook stuck in my head and then I have to have that hook in all the main sizes 10-18. I have not been on this earth as long as some of the others on this thread. I do have some older Mustad hook boxes though. One of my favorites to tie nymphs on is Mustad #9671. Yes the draws are filled, just too lazy to pull all the boxes out.
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Re: Hook Porn

Post by ibookje » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:10 pm

These guys (Danish hook company) contacted me if I wanted to try their hooks.
I said sure, send me a couple.
This is what they sent me :lol:

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