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Recently came across a couple sizes of FLYBODY Hooks, made to tie extended body mayflies. They look really cool but I have never seen a pattern using them, anyone have any experience with these? A picture is included describing the shape of the hook, they are older hooks found at a garage sale.

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I've never seen these, but it looks like a sweet design. I guess my only concern would be floatation with all of that hook to float? I'd love to see a fly tied on one when you get around to it.

 

~Evan

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the trick to tying on these type hooks is to use foam in the tail area to help with floatation I had some of them about 15 years ago and loved them but alas mine are all gone and they don't make them any more

 

Just cut a section of small paper clip and tie it to the shaft of Mustad R50.

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Thats a Partridge K10 (Yorkshire Fly Body hook.) I don't know if they are still making them, but they are offered on eBay from time to time. I look forward to seeing what you do with yours.

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Thats a Partridge K10 (Yorkshire Fly Body hook.) I don't know if they are still making them, but they are offered on eBay from time to time. I look forward to seeing what you do with yours.

 

Rockworm you are cool man :headbang: You know your hooks!!

 

Partridge does not make these hooks any more, I have about 20 size #14 and the same in #16 going to keep these for realistics, just not yet!

 

They are a real cool hook try tying some extend a body nymphs on them to they work great!

 

Blessings,

Jeremy

 

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Thats a Partridge K10 (Yorkshire Fly Body hook.) I don't know if they are still making them, but they are offered on eBay from time to time. I look forward to seeing what you do with yours.

 

Rockworm you are cool man :headbang: You know your hooks!!

 

Partridge does not make these hooks any more, I have about 20 size #14 and the same in #16 going to keep these for realistics, just not yet!

 

They are a real cool hook try tying some extend a body nymphs on them to they work great!

 

Blessings,

Jeremy

 

you can still find the them via the net. A few years ago I scored a few packs from Bob Marriots Fly Shop. Ebay is always a good bet and I know you can still find them in some of the european sites.

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The hook in your picture is an extended mayfly body hook. It could be a Partridge K10 Yorkshire Fly Body hook. The Partridge K10 hooks are a stiffer wire hook along the same stature as a Mustad dry fly hook. I have a couple hundred of the K10 in sizes 12 to 16. I have tied a lot of extended bodies using everything from dubbing to foam. I have parachuted them, split winged them, elk hair winged them, zing winged them, river foamed them, etc... I like to hackle them and then trim the bottom of the hackle. You can shorten the body by clipping it off with a pair of wire cutters. I also use a drop of head cement or super glue at the end of the tail to prevent the thread from sliding off the body. I will try and post some pictures tonight. They make great looking mayflies.

 

Rob

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The hook in your picture is an extended mayfly body hook. It could be a Partridge K10 Yorkshire Fly Body hook. The Partridge K10 hooks are a stiffer wire hook along the same stature as a Mustad dry fly hook. I have a couple hundred of the K10 in sizes 12 to 16. I have tied a lot of extended bodies using everything from dubbing to foam. I have parachuted them, split winged them, elk hair winged them, zing winged them, river foamed them, etc... I like to hackle them and then trim the bottom of the hackle. You can shorten the body by clipping it off with a pair of wire cutters. I also use a drop of head cement or super glue at the end of the tail to prevent the thread from sliding off the body. I will try and post some pictures tonight. They make great looking mayflies.

 

Rob

 

Question?? A hook is built a certain way so that its balanced, cutting it will destroy that balance and inturn destroy how a fly would land on the water??

 

Blessings,

Jeremy

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The hook ain't balanced until you stick some fur and feathers (foam and cellophane) on it. It's the wings, hackle and tail that balance this hook.

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