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Partridge CS42 Bomber Hook Reintroduced

The updated CS42, a bronzed light wire hook, is available in sizes down to size 14 according to an announcement in the latest issue of FLYDRESSER magazine. I for one am very pleased to see this great down loop eye hook with a long straight shank available again. It is not only a great Bomber and other floating/waking fly hook, but also a good choice for traditional Dee strip wings.

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Great hook !! Very pleased to hear that this hook is back in production !!!
It's a favorite of mine for lightly dressed Tommy Brayshaw and Jim Pray patterns











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Heard that those hooks were a little "soft" and had a tendency to straighten...no?

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I find their strength falls between a standard iron and lightwire hook (for instance, between TMC 7999 and 7989), and a springy sort of wire in the originals, but they held well. I did have a problem in several batches of points breaking off because the wire behind the barb was very thin. I like the design enough that I'll try a new batch and see if that's been fixed.

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Great news, one of my favorite hooks, I will not have to hoard my meager supply.

Thanks for posting.

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Glad to hear its being re-introduced, especially now in smaller sizes. If anyone finds a retailer that is carrying them, please let us know.
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If anyone finds a retailer that is carrying them, please let us know.
That's always been a big problem for me. I can never find a shop that caries the stuff I want from Partridge.
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Glad to hear its being re-introduced, especially now in smaller sizes. If anyone finds a retailer that is carrying them, please let us know.
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Hi Gary,

Doaks has the CS42's in 2, 4 and 6's. I've been tying on 4's for the past couple of nights. I like them a lot. Such a great eye on them.

Hope you're doing well. Grilse started early up here, going strong all last week.

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That's always been a big problem for me. I can never find a shop that caries the stuff I want from Partridge.
Also like this particular hook and same problem with the 'where to find.' Post regularly to a major UK based fly board and I'm forever amazed at 'stuff' they have available not sold on our fair shores. Or you'll kill an hour in Google trying to run it down. Bye the bye UK shoppes have no problem shipping stuff to Oregon.**

One of the rave reviews going on is a RIO line called the "iLine." Guys are loving this bit in the UK .... for giggles, try to find any reference to this fly line on their web site. Hint, you won't.

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Hey, Rob - Thanks for the Doak link; I'm in good shape for those sizes, it was the OP's note that it was going to be available in smaller sizes (would love an 8) that tripped my trigger.

Doing ok; on crutches until Sept. first exactly. So I should be ok for my late Sept trip to Boiestown! Good thing I moved my computer and fly tying materials upstairs out of the cave before surgery, though, or I'd be more of a basket case than I already am!

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Good to hear from you Gary. Take care of yourself and hopefully I'll see you on the water in September. Post some flies up when you get a chance.

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Will do! Come on, September!
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Bruce,

This is great news. I've been using Daiichi #2220 hooks for BOMBERS for a number of years because this Patridge hook had gotten very difficult to get and then it was taken out of production. I much prefer this Partridge Bomber hook because of its looped eye and slightly wider gape over the Daiichi 4xl #2220. And now that they are offering it down to #14, I can see using it for smaller spun deer body WAG'S WAKERS or the WULLF dry flies.

Now I want to see the Partridge HE2 blind eye dee hook back in production.
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I have been bugging Partridge to bring back the HE2 because as you I feel it is the finest production blind eye Dee hook made.
I have a call in regarding US availability and will let you know when I do.

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I have been bugging Partridge to bring back the HE2 because as you I feel it is the finest production blind eye Dee hook made.
I have a call in regarding US availability and will let you know when I do.
Bruce , it would be fantastic if Partridge re-introduced the HE2 !!!! The HE2 has many followers .... almost cult-like and I must admit I am one of them . I have a very small stash of #1's and 2/0's that I use very sparingly . I've been forced to tie on the Daiichi 2091's , which has become a favorite of mine , mostly out of necessity though .

Hopefully Partridge steps up on this one .











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