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About a year ago I came across a guys web site that gave a VERY detailed explanation of making hooks. He would custom make you hooks, but also gave the detailed instruction (with pictures) of the entire process.

It was all there, forming, materials, hardening, annealing, sharpening and blueing processes. I think one of the sharpening processes even involved an electrochemical system. Very elaborate.

Of course, a year later and I can't seem to find the site or any link to it anywhere. And I have spent hours looking.

If anyone has a link for it, could you please post it.

Thanks.
 

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found this paragraph in an article on flyanglersonline on tying Atlantic salmon flies

"There is a chapter about hook making by Eugene Sunday in Tying the Classic Salmon Fly in which he describes reconfiguring hooks. There is also an article in the Summer 1998 issue of Fly Tyer written by John Betts. John takes the hook making from the wire state and gives good info and photos on the subject."

Hope that helps. Also Google Ronn Lucas, Sr. (edited to add -- I had not read the response above giving Ronn Lucas' site before posting -- that is the one I was thinking about).

Joe
 

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Sorry. I should have mentioned the sites I had seen. I did see Ronn Lucas's web site, as well as some of the other info on Eugene and Ron Reinhold.

I will check out the book though. Thanks.

I couldn't even tell you how I stumbled upon it, but the site I am talking about was pretty technically intensive. It had a lot of info with lots of pictures, and full instructions on how to make a hook from start to finish from 1080 carbon steel piano wire.


Heres to another hobby I can get too involved with!:hihi:
 

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Yup, Look up Ronn Lucas as stated above, he now has Ron Reinholds former hook making business. He knows his stuff about hooks and hook making
 

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Gunner said:
"There is a chapter about hook making by Eugene Sunday in Tying the Classic Salmon Fly in which he describes reconfiguring hooks.

Joe

Eugene has A great Step-by-step process.
 

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Found it!

After spending WAY too much time searching:Eyecrazy: , I found the following site.. Just in case you want to take on one more complex hobby.

http://fish.diverseworx.com/gear/hookf.htm

http://fish.diverseworx.com/board/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=7&
 

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One of the "Salmon Flyer" issues had the original article which was basically copied into "Tying the Classic Fly" .here's the URL http://www.enersulspareparts.com/SALFLYER/vol_9/summer/handmade.htm . I followed the recommendations ,however ,I used dirty 30W oil for the tempering .Various results.Just make sure you use ROUND nosed pliers which are very hard to find. OH yes, buy QUALITY files.
This sounds like the URL that you found and lost ?http://fish.diverseworx.com/gear/hookf.htm (thank's to the Salar list for finding this gem)
Cheers
 
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