Hand Made Salmon Hooks|
Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Hook Size actual
Posted 03 September 2019 - 10:33 PM
I am looking for reference to the actual measurements of the old hooks the fellows like Blacker,Ephemera and Kelson used. Tried the search system here and came up blank with 6 different phrases.
Secondly,when finding good white tipped turkey feathers what is the going rate for them?
Thx in advance for help.
Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:56 AM
Hi again... 1 "There's only one hard & fast rule & that's there are NO hard & fast rules" there are several books about the manufacture of salmon hooks, as well as loads of articles, tutorials etc & 2. turkey a.o. several other featgers tend to be a trifle seasonal & this is probably not the best time of year to source them. There are several specialist suppliers of turkey feathers that might be worth checking out, www.porterturkeys.com & this couple seem to have a good reputation especially as their feathers tend to be a bit smaller than some others out there, this is a sample page, but check out their other items or drop yhem a p.m if you can't find what you want, currently listed https://www.ebay.com/itm/17-pcs-RARE-light-mottled-Turkey-tail-feather-Long-16-20cm-Fiber-40-50mm-750/352774150405?hash=item5222fa5905%3Ag%3AlgUAAOSw0ohdDSB3&fbclid=IwAR3NnL9SOFUgz6KS7LxIO4jYP-8iyasaXKN6iOCZCTUAL4FcsRF3XZu8hPk
Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:08 AM
Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:18 PM
Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:33 PM
Contact Paul Rossman. He published a book on salmon hooks a while back and may still have copies. You may reach him on Facebook.