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Sandy Nelson

Hooks for spiders
« on: November 12, 2006, 16:26:07 PM »
OK guys

I have used TMC 103BL's and Partridge SLD barbless dries for the last few seasons for my spiders, really nice hooks but i have an notion that they might be just a touch light for traditional spiders.
They are great for the CDC spiders and i dont think they could be any better for surface film fishing, but having used then on my traditional style spiders , i think they dont quite cut it (or fish at the right depth)-(hard to control depth when fishing upstream :wink: )

Does anyone have any hook preferences for this style of flies?.

I intend to experiment myself but wondered what everyone else is already doing.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Peter McCallum

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 18:15:20 PM »
Kamasan B170's for light spiders B175 for those I want a little deeper

Sandy Nelson

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 19:17:44 PM »
Just out of interest i have just recieved some Knapex barbless dryfly hooks.
They look ideal , slightly short, wide gape, medium wire, down eye and nice sharp point
it'll be nice to see how they fish.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Kev Danby

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 08:47:46 AM »
I have been using Hyabusa hooks cant remember the model number but they are a very close match for the B170 and 175. I think Rutland Angling sell them. I picked mine up in packs of 100 from chatsworth size 16 - 12 (should have added a few 10's). They also do the charles jardine red hooks.

I think the Rutland web pages give a model comparison with the Kamasan hooks.

I have had no problems with the hooks although on some days they appear to be quick release but that's probably more my ace angling prowess as I dont want to tire the fish. :z4

Irvine Ross

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 09:11:39 AM »
I have always used Partridge Captain Hamilton wet fly hooks for spiders because that what was recommended by a magazine I read many moons ago when I first started using spiders. The fly in my picture thinngy on the left is tied on one of those.

I don't know if anything else is better as I never though of changing.

Cheers

Irvine

Hamish Young

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 15:10:53 PM »
Not for spiders per se but I used to be a huge fan of the Partridge Captain Hamilton range and used them pretty exclusively. However, I had a bad "lot" and haven't bothered with them since - moved to Tiemco, Kamasan and Mustad. That said, Partridge hooks seem much better after the Mustad takeover - or is that my over active imagination :?:   :z4
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Sandy Nelson

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006, 15:31:15 PM »
Hamish

I agree since the mustad takeover the partridge hooks have improved dramatically.The Flashpoint series are great.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

wildfisher

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006, 15:37:35 PM »
According to info on another  forum, as far as hook suppliers go apparently Peter Drennan -  that is Drennan / Kamasan hooks  doesn't really want his company  "bothered"  by anglers.   That seems a good enough reason to further publish their contact details as they are certainly not easy to find.

Drennan International Ltd
Bocardo Court, Temple Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 2EX
Tel: 01865 748989

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 15:56:27 PM »
i found a website www.specialist-tackle.co.uk sells drennan hooks in packs of 10 for 99p dont know if they r right ones though it seems to be a carp type of site

wildfisher

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006, 16:35:58 PM »
Quote from: "notkeenonlures"
i found a website www.specialist-tackle.co.uk sells drennan hooks in packs of 10 for 99p dont know if they r right ones though it seems to be a carp type of site


That's almost 2 bob each in old money. Bloody hell, I remember where hooks cost a penny each – an old penny mind – none o' yer new fangled "pence"  thingies . Back then you could get 8 pints o' light for a pound and a day on the Don only cost 15 quid.  :grin:

Sandy Nelson

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2006, 18:18:54 PM »
Wow a bargain even then. :z4

Have you fished it for that long Fred?
I would have thought the last ice age may have hindered your progress.
 :lol:
Mind you i guess thats where the Wild angle comes from.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

wildfisher

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2006, 18:44:49 PM »
Quote from: "spiderman"

I would have thought the last ice age may have hindered your progress.


Not with my arctic reticulate willow rod.  :grin:

Sandy Nelson

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2006, 20:09:47 PM »
What did you cut the holes with?

 :lol:
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Irvine Ross

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2006, 17:54:54 PM »
Quote from: "wildfisher"

That's almost 2 bob each in old money. Bloody hell, I remember where hooks cost a penny each an old penny mind none o' yer new fangled "pence"  thingies . Back then you could get 8 pints o' light for a pound and a day on the Don only cost 15 quid.  :grin:


Hing oan a meenit here.

You could buy 8 pints for a pound.  Thats at least 16 in today's money. So if a day on the Don was 15 then, we should be paying 16x15 = 240 a day now.

Keep it quiet will ye!

 :lol:

Irvine

Sandy Nelson

Hooks for spiders
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2006, 21:26:00 PM »
8 pints o light for a pound

is that diet maggots? :z4

Or did they use to sell the sun to people far wiz to daft to ken ony better

Perhaps thats how you made the holes to no catch the fish, with your arctic twiglet.
A small pot of contained radiation :grin:
perhaps theres a lesson there for the wind farmers.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

 




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