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Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Der Baron » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:55 pm

Folks, I have seen this hook type somewhere before, but cannot source them. I do not know what they are called, but fancy them strongly for trolling through the kelp for the pollack, for obvious reasons. Can anyone assist me in tracking some down, or even with their name? Cheers in advance!
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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby fishermannum1 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:17 pm

i had them hooks a few years ago, sorry but cant mind the name of them, i got them to tie up big flys for the pike. but i did get them from Glasgow angling centre, maybe if you try their web site you might come across them. good luck...
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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Tanglerat » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:19 pm

My oracle tells me it's called a "bend-back". I'll try to squeeze some more info out of him re makers/suppliers.
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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Tanglerat » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:31 pm

Try searching for Mustad 34005 or Tiemco 411S - they might no longer be manufactured.

Mustad 34005: http://www.anglersportgroup.com/product ... ubCatID=75

Tiemco 411S: http://petesflyshop.com/catalog/TiemcoChart.htm


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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Der Baron » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:00 pm

Thanks Guys, yes Bend Backs are the name alright, I spoke to a professional fly tyer who runs an online shop. He used to get his from the States, but thinks that they are indeed discontinued. Apparently they cost a lot more to manufacture!
Looks like the Tiemco TMC 411S are close enough for me, and they do them upto 3/0. So thanks everyone. I just have to source them now!

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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Tanglerat » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:52 am

Der Baron wrote: I spoke to a professional fly tyer who runs an online shop.



Chasingsilver, by any chance?
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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Der Baron » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:39 pm

Tanglerat wrote:
Der Baron wrote: I spoke to a professional fly tyer who runs an online shop.



Chasingsilver, by any chance?



No mate. A chap named Gareth at flyinghooks.com, he said he used to get them from Toronto, but the company stopped making them due to manufacturing issues. They are very hard to get your hands on. I still have had no luck, I am actually considering using circle hooks, and see if they will swim upside down.|I figure if I use dumbbell eyes on what would normally be the underside of the eye, it might work. Watch this space!

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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby JimH » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:06 pm

or you could try soft worm/bait hooks -
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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Der Baron » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:24 pm

JimH wrote:or you could try soft worm/bait hooks -



Yeah, ta, have looked at them and considered them, especially the red ones, might add a bit of glint to the tying
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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby lumpy » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:57 pm

u could try a standard stainless hook like this and bend, their not the most technical hook

http://www.lathkill.com/shop/index.php?categoryID=516
shore species 2008(25):dogfish(3.1lbs), bull huss (12lb 2oz), bass, shore rockling, coalie, whiting, pollack, conger (22.4lbs),flounder, thick lipped mullet (4.8lbs),turbot,ling (11.2lbs),ballan wrasse(4.5lbs), cuckoo wrasse, pouting, poor cod, cod (9.5lbs), dab, 3 bearded rockling, long spined scorpion fish, corkwing wrasse, plaice, trigger fish, sea trout, garfish


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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Der Baron » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:02 am

lumpy wrote:u could try a standard stainless hook like this and bend, their not the most technical hook

http://www.lathkill.com/shop/index.php?categoryID=516


Yeah, lumpy, that's probably gonna be the solution, just have to get the pliers and the vice out!
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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby lumpy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:25 am

shouldnt b an issue to be honest. this stainless tiemco's are pretty soft. i dont particurly like pre bent hooks for bend backs, usually bent too far back the shank
shore species 2008(25):dogfish(3.1lbs), bull huss (12lb 2oz), bass, shore rockling, coalie, whiting, pollack, conger (22.4lbs),flounder, thick lipped mullet (4.8lbs),turbot,ling (11.2lbs),ballan wrasse(4.5lbs), cuckoo wrasse, pouting, poor cod, cod (9.5lbs), dab, 3 bearded rockling, long spined scorpion fish, corkwing wrasse, plaice, trigger fish, sea trout, garfish


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Re: Sourcing a particular hook

Postby Der Baron » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:36 pm

lumpy wrote:shouldnt b an issue to be honest. this stainless tiemco's are pretty soft. i dont particurly like pre bent hooks for bend backs, usually bent too far back the shank



2 packs of 911's ordered from Lathkill, so looking forward to a bit of DIY, cheers for the tip!

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