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    Default Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I recall in my carp fishing days (a long time ago and very amateur), taking low water salmon hooks, cutting down the shank and filing it at an angle, then putting a blob of solder on the end and trying them as spades. Pretty sure it was jack Hilton who came up with it?

    But back to spades, tying them with a "gadget" does require practice and checking each tying - for us amateurs- they are not all perfect but practice makes near perfect. That's all really, practice and check.

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    One add on,tying spades on too thick a line for said spade causes failure(obviously),the line slips off of the spade,i have this problem with Drennan wide gape 20's,on the Ivel i like to use a 5.5lb(0.16mm) Silstar match team hooklength,due the the possibility of a barbel(vague these days),an 18 is great,the 20 on the other hand iffy,a Drennan carbon chub 20 stays put no problem,cant understand why a forged hook has such a small spade. Anyway,this is a big factor i spade use for specimen fish,you would need a spade the size of a spade to hold say 0.30mm - 10/12lb b.s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    ........cant understand why a forged hook has such a small spade.
    Probably because the forging is on the bend of the hook at 90 degrees to the spade. And the spade is pro-rata to the wire thickness. So thicker wire = more to flatten.

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    I didn't take to the Drennan and the Match man I had had been crushed under a car tyre so I bought a new one. It's better but will need practice which I may be incapable of.

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    That looks pretty decent, Mike. As people have said, it soon becomes second nature. Beware of that spade though - it will have your arm off, if you're not struck by lightning first

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    Thanks Kev. I've just tied about 6 hooklength with some superspades and a couple more Kaizen hooks. They look about the same . I doubt I could do it on the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    Thanks Kev. I've just tied about 6 hooklength with some superspades and a couple more Kaizen hooks. They look about the same . I doubt I could do it on the bank.

    But could you do it on a wet Wednesday night in Stoke? No reason why you won't be tying them on the bank in a bit. And come to think of it, even Stoke can't do it on a wet etc these days.

    I notice you're practising on Superspades. I've not used them for years now, so I'm wondering what you use them for. (While guessing they might be a recommend from a certain river angler who catches a lot of chub and barbel). I would think they're a slightly difficult hook to practise on, as they have, as I remember, if not a short shank, a shortish medium shank, and that doesn't leave you a lot to whip the turns on when you have the hook clamped. Many lighter hooks have relatively longer shanks, and might well prove a bit easier to work with.

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    You guessed right. The masters favourite hook. I just happened to have a pack in size 14 to practice on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    Thanks Kev. I've just tied about 6 hooklength with some superspades and a couple more Kaizen hooks. They look about the same . I doubt I could do it on the bank.
    You might be surprised at how easy it is to tie a spade end hook using a hook tyer when you’re on the bank; I used to occasionally tie spades on the bank when I was short of ready tied hooks, and it was a doddle as the slight tension placed on the line from the slightly bent rod tip made using the Matchman hook tyer a lot easier. It was like having an extra hand.

    Keith
    Last edited by Keith M; 28-11-2019 at 15:05.
    Happiness is fish shaped (It used to be woman shaped but the wife is getting on a bit now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith M View Post
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    You might be surprised at how easy it is to tie a spade end hook using a hook tyer when you’re on the bank; I used to occasionally tie spades on the bank when I was short of ready tied hooks, and it was a doddle as the slight tension placed on the line from the slightly bent rod tip made using the Matchman hook tyer a lot easier. It was like having an extra hand.

    Keith
    Absolutely. For that reason, I'd much rather tie hooks on on the bank. Doing it at a desk or bench involves the rigmarole of putting weights on the spool or clamping it somehow, and the longer line is easier to tension just nicely. Similarly, I prefer to tie pole rigs sitting on my box in the garden with the line attached to a top kit. Much easier to tension it to attach shot, tie hooks etc. Gets the odd sarcastic question from passers by, but small price to pay.

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