Hook anatomy and hook types
Partridge John Holden

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By Martin Joergensen

John Holden hooksOne of my recent favourites the Partridge John Holden hook. It's a great hook to tie my standard streamer patterns on. It's called heavy weight, but even though it's not delicate it quite acceptable. In the larger sizes like the 5/0 I use for The Red Fly I would actually call it light weight. And the hook gap leaves no doubt: once you bite over this one you're on. And it's stainless, not just coated.
Flies that I tie on this hook: Umbrella (in the Gallery), Bjarke (in the Gallery), Snotklatten and The Gift Fly - the last two both experiments.

The charming Partridge bags make you feel right at home with Alan Bramley and his 'ladies'. Be it Judy, Edna or whomever inspected these hooks - we trust that our fish will stick to the points of the products of their steady hands.

Hooks   B175   34011   Holden   840B   800/820   Emerger   TMC700   Selecting   Broken

User comments
From: Ralph L. Bates · ralphlbates·at·bellsouth.net  Link
Submitted March 3rd 2011

I can no longer locate these hooks for purchase in the USA. Could you please advise of a source for 1/0 and 2/0.

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