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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2001, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pol Jorgenson (sp?) recommends that one use low-water hooks for the General Practitioner, such as the Partridge Q.  Mustad standard hooks have a longer shank, so I think those would be fine.  The Daiichi 7131 is a beautiful hook for prawn patterns.  I have about 50 Mustad 2/0 doubles gathering dust in my hook box if anyone is interested.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-21-2001, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: andy wrenDate: 10/21/2001 8:06 AM
Hi , there may be a source of these doubles in Redditch the home of British hook making , need too check when I get back too Work early next week !
Fred looks like the anglospey afternoon is a runner will keep you posted
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-26-2001, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: pentaDate: 10/26/2001 4:42 PM
THE best double hook for these and the GP was the Alcock Low Water #2Sadly they are no lnonger available IMHO I use the Sprite(owned by partridge) Low water #2 at 60% the prie of the Partridge hooks it's a deal.The gapes are spleyed out at a larger angle than are thr Partridge hooks a need to be squeezed together. Ther result once tyed up is indistiguishable from the Partridges.Also I've never had one break from hitting rocks ! :~O. Both hooks are readily available here in Canada
Hope this helps
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2001, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: andy wrenDate: 10/26/2001 11:51 PM
Penta , sorry but Sprite who make a limmitted range of marvelous h ooks are independant , they are the last truly British hook maker , three guys apparently do the lot and need our support .
in my shop I sell their trout wet fly hook at a bargain price ( well U,K. bargain ) 30% cheaper than the machine made partridge , did I mention that Sprite are all hand made , the salmon Irons are superb .
Do buy these hooks they are great folks and Know what thy,re making , quality at a great price
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2001, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 10/27/2001 2:18 AM
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Where, O Knowledgeable Ones, does one "drop the dime" to get these? Web site address?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2001, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Morning Fred , cant tell you where too go over that side but try www.spartonfly.co.uk
Steve the owner is well worth having a gossip wih on the phone and he has a great range of tackle including Harrison Spey rods . well worth alook
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-2001, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Andy, nice web site. Will 'throughly investigate' it later this evening.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-2001, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Andy, the Sparton web site is a true delight!  Love a Brit with "attitude."
:>)  !!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2001, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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fred , steve is something else a real classic . if not too expensive doo speak to him on the phone if hes not busy he,ll keep you chatting for hours . and what he sells is good value, his chinese capes are great for salmon /wet aplications and the colors are V good
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2001, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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To all -- thanks for all the replys.  Will be going to the spartan website and have a look.  Will look and give him a ring.
 
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2001, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do phone him , the only thing you,ll regret is the phone bill ,
a true gem in the brit tackle scene
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2001, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gaelic Supreme Hooks, hand made hooks by sprite of Redditch. Made exclusively and distributed by Belevoridale P.O. Box 176, Wyncote, Pa. 19095-0176,  1(215)-886-7211. Owner Grahame Maise.
Also try Ron Reinhold 1-(231)-938-3229, Ron is a custom hook maker, might have some, or make some, or know where you can get some
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-06-2001, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: pentaDate: 11/6/2001 1:06 AM
Hi Fred
Sorry it took so long getting back to you.Friggin shifts  that we Canadian controllers  have to work :~((((
Here's where you can get Sprite hooks
Briant Freeman
e-mail
also check out his excellent site @
and look at the blue GP variant,while your at the site go to margaree2001 and check out the pics taken last week
 Another good source is Paulo @
L'Ami du Moucheur
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and  he also provides excellent service
Good luck tying (and fishing)
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-06-2001, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Penta, downloading (everrrrrry ssooooo sloooolllly) the catalog now in "Angliais." Why, Oh why, do I feel my Royal Bank of Canada accounts are about to have a 'major raid?'
 
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