Vintage Sneck Hook

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

Vintage Sneck Hook

Postby tie2fish » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:20 pm

I located some vintage Size #16 Mustad 3354 hooks on eBay that I thought might serve well for tying traditional spiders. The first photo below is intended to show off the hook, while the second provides a revealing comparison of its physical size with that of two others with which we are more familiar. A different numbering system perhaps?

Image

Image
In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
tie2fish
 
Posts: 4581
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:11 am
Location: Harford County, MD

Re: Vintage Sneck Hook

Postby DOUGSDEN » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:13 pm

Bill!
The vintage Mustads #3354's that's you acquired are great! They look....very classic....dare I say, very old! The great one, G.E.M. Skues, was very fond of what he often called "Halls Snecky Limerick" hook (referring for Henry Sinclair Halls creations). From what limited photo's I've seen of Skues nymph patterns, your hook looks very much like Halls and thus your Partridge and Orange is perfect in that way!
Doug in the Den
Fish when you can, not when you should! Anything short of this is just a disaster.
DOUGSDEN
 
Posts: 1588
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:57 pm
Location: Sardis, Ohio

Re: Vintage Sneck Hook

Postby narcodog » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:58 pm

Nice find Bill, I'm always on the hunt for sneck hooks.
narcodog
 
Posts: 1089
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:44 pm

Re: Vintage Sneck Hook

Postby letumgo » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:23 pm

Sweet! The sneck hook gives the fly a vintage look.

Tied with your trademark precision. ;)
Ray (letumgo)----<°))))))><
http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?act=flysearch&gettyer=letumgo

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
User avatar
letumgo
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9342
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Location: Buffalo, New York

Re: Vintage Sneck Hook

Postby Theroe » Tue May 01, 2018 5:04 am

Very nice as usual, Bill !
I am very partial to the sneck model-Ted Patlen was kind enough to send me some beautiful vintage snecks, which I’m working with right now.
For any of those who are interested, R. M. Jefferies over in Scotland has some very nice vintage Partridge snecks - The model is not listed on his website, but if you ask him for the Darrell Martin smut hook (Which incidentally used to be called the Skues nymph sneck- thank you bearbut!!), he will send you some very lovely vintage iron. :D
Dana
Theroe
 
Posts: 341
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:42 pm
Location: New York City

Re: Vintage Sneck Hook

Postby wsbailey » Tue May 01, 2018 4:42 pm

I recently bought some of the same Mustad 3354. I was also a bit surprised at the size. I have some of the down-eyed Pennel sneck hooks that Skues mentioned. When I get a chance I'll take a comparison photo.
wsbailey
 
Posts: 308
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:30 pm
Location: Fort Wayne Indiana


Return to Tying Wingless Wets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests