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James Laraway

Any old iron, any old iron..
« on: February 25, 2019, 15:49:44 PM »
thought i would see how the Gamakatsu 'stinger' hooks would look like when used for salmon singles...



Derek Roxborough

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 20:25:06 PM »
 I use the smaller ones for my trout flies, I have used these for a while now, Derek Roxborough

James Laraway

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 22:41:22 PM »
Vulturine guinea fowl on  trout flies ?  I am impressed. If I need a loan I know where to come 😉

Derek Roxborough

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 13:19:16 PM »
 the Hooks! I haven't seen VBGF since the 60's, Derek Roxborough

James Laraway

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 14:56:04 PM »
🤣

Derek Roxborough

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 20:19:14 PM »
it's the Gamakatsu hooks James I use the trout size, I used to tie Vbg flies in the 60's, buying the feathers from Donegal fly tying supplies, at 17/6d per dozen, very expensive then, I tied these up after reading Ransomes "Rod and Line", it was him that publicised the fly, Derek Roxborough

James Laraway

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 20:23:02 PM »
Where do you get your hooks from Derek? Iím not making a a special trip to Houston for more...

James Laraway

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 13:06:00 PM »
 'monkey style'



Euan Innes

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 19:26:47 PM »
I was gifted Guinea Fowl years ago and I wish I knew where I have put it! I suspect that someone near Beauly may have ended up with it....
Love the hooks! For another straight eye type hook try the Veniard Osprey salt water hooks. I do all my salmon singles on them and I love them.
http://www.veniard.com/product2447/section181/

Quite good for the salt too apparently..... :wink

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Derek Roxborough

Re: Any old iron, any old iron..
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 21:06:39 PM »
 Hilevel.com do them it,s a Swedish Co. but the postage isn't bad, cheers Derek Roxborough

 




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