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#16 Piker20


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:24 PM

Spade end hooks are interesting from the anglers perspective. They are very much the majority hook in UK competition bait (coarse) fishing. They give a more direct contact from line to hook than an eyed hook that has the potential to hinge.
A similar situation with the traditional salmon flies having room left at the head for a turle knot. Again this provides a more direct angle from line to hook and swims the fly better.
I still have a box of spade end hooks from my match fishing days.
Might make up some fly rigs on a winder to try for a comparison against eyed hooks.
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#17 Mark Knapp

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:36 PM

Piker, that sounds neat, I'd like to see them when you get some done.

#18 mikechell


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

... you won't be able to barbless them.

ohmy.png oooo !!!  I just found reason to "like" spade hooks !!! 

Barbed hooks rule!
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