Old Partridge Hooks

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Old Partridge Hooks

Post by joaniebo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:42 pm

Although I’ve had them for quite awhile, probably 10 -15 years, I kinda had them in a storage box that I seldom open.

A couple days ago, I pulled out that hook storage box and took out some of the OLD Partridge Captain Hamilton L2A dry / wet fly hooks to dress a few Golden Plover hackled flies.

I’ve forgotten how great these hooks look with a North Country Spider or a soft hackle dressing! Like them so much, that tonight I ordered several hundred more (from France).

Years ago, I found out about a fellow named Richard Jefferies who has (literally) hundreds of thousands of the old Partridge hooks, even many of the discontinued Partridge hooks from years back.

If anyone is interested, here’s link to his web site and the prices are pretty decent too.

http://www.troutandsalmonhooks.com/prod ... out-hooks/

Bob
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Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Post by joaniebo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:28 pm

Some Golden Plover & Yellow silk spiders tied on the old Partridge size 14, L2A hooks.
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Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:44 pm

Bob, nice! Those older Partridge L2A hooks are a lot different than the newer ones I have.

I might have to tie some up.

Thanks!

John
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Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Post by joaniebo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:08 pm

John

I ordered them about a week ago from France and received 300 more 14s and 16s today

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Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Post by Fishnkilts » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:08 pm

You know something? Those hooks give the flies a certain nostalgic look to them that I like a lot.

Thanks for the link.
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Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Post by Theroe » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:47 am

They look different because the L3A is the spider hook. The L2A is the standard wet fly hook.
Just my 2¢
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Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Post by ForumGhillie » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:59 am

Theroe wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:47 am They look different because the L3A is the spider hook. The L2A is the standard wet fly hook.
Just my 2¢
Dana, ah... you are correct sir. I just looked at my hooks and they are the L3A spider hooks.

Thank you!

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Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Post by joaniebo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:13 pm

Just a note that the above flies were tied on the OLD Partridge-of-Redditch hooks from 20+ years ago, The newer Partridge hooks / designations can be quite different from what were made / sold a few decades back.

The description from the above link shows the L2A hook as : "L2A Capt Hamilton wet/dry fly hook. Bronze wide gape."
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