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#1 Barkworth



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 02:31 PM

Here is a proper Philips hook scale, giving the size numbers for every fly pattern and period between Blacker and Francis. Free to download indefinately.
You'll have to open this and print it. When selecting the settings for the printer, select scaling 100%. Print it this way, and you'll get a true to size hook scale.
Let me assure those that don't have the original books: I have verified this with the original plate in Francis, and Eunan Hendron helped me verify it against the original Ephemera.
It is a perfect match with the originals. You'll have a true to size hook scale to work with.
What is interesting, is that some of the hooks in Francis have a 1/8 inch different shank length, while the bends and point are consistent. Francis also has two sizes that weren't listed when Emphemera was published. 


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#2 ted patlen

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 12:16 AM

downloaded mine...wonderful.  Thanks for the research

#3 roycestearns


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 05:50 PM

As I said before, I wish Ronn would write up his work on the Blacker Hooks.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:52 PM

Robert, Thank you ! It's really interesting theme for me. :) I have download with pleasure !

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