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#1 Piker20

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:29 AM

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Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:40 AM

I am totally ignorant about the tandem hook configuration, Piker, can you tell me why it is necessary? It seems to me that it would be harder to get a hook set with those big hooks. Just wondering...


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:52 AM

These are only size 12, so quite small compared to some. The traditional look for a salmon fly is a double hook, I'm not entirely sure why this was so but the flies do ride nicely across a flowing river and the additional weight the double hook provides without adding bulk to the body in the form of lead wire etc is a bonus.

They find a hold in the fish as easily as any single hooks I use but I am yet to suffer any problems using them. Trebles are still used a fair bit too but these do cause a bit more fish damage and snag every thing, at least in my experience so I have gone away from these.

 

You made me flick through some books with your question, it seems that the double hook is mainly to provide the stability in a turbulent flow where a single will roll the double more rocks.


Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:08 PM

Oh yes sweet work, that is midgety! LW indeed.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

A single variety too

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Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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