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#1 Zaic Freeman

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 10:33 PM

Good Day All


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.

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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



#3 Zaic Freeman

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:08 AM

Yes Im sure there is a vast amount of info regarding those old hooks. I dont know where to find it. My attempts have not been productive. Thus being why I asked the question here. Appreciate the link thats a great deal. If I wasnt already stacked on those type theyd be snapped up quick.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:52 AM

Here's a facebook page, which is mainly about making salmon hooks for d.i.y'ers, but a trawl through may provide a few answers   https://www.facebook.com/groups/665285273540195/



#5 Zaic Freeman

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:18 PM

Years ago I remember doing up a sheet with the size to measurement conversions. No idea what happened to that.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:45 PM

Not sure if these are true to size, but its a good resource.

http://ronnlucassr.com/hook-information/

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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.


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