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David A. Schmid
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: hooks Reply with quote

anyone know when the hooks with eye came into popularity?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a hook with an eye made of copper recovered from the Indus Valley. A bronze hook with an eye was dated from the Isle of Rhodes c. 1400 BC. Hooks with eyes dated 700 AD were recovered from Viking sites. Eyed hooks were illustrated in 1660 in a French book, and in 1760 in The Complete Angler. Yet they don't seem to have caught on until the end of the 19th century.

http://flyfishinghistory.com/hooks.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a note from someone who likes fishing......

There are still hooks witout eyes made.

There are reproduction hooks with and without eyes made as well.

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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of which...,

My home forge is almost done, and I will be trying my hand at making hooks, via the directions in The Colonial Angler, and I am doing well at making leaf springs, which is similar when tempering. I intend to make both kinds, from needles with eyes, as well as hooks without eyes.

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