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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    I never thought of that Kev! A perfect solution which when fishing becomes slow I will try! Ingenious!

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    It's a solution, but not necessarily a perfect one. You lose control of exactly how long your hooklength is going to be. That won't be an issue for some, but it would be for me. I invariably tie hooks on the bank. It allows me the flexibility on hook pattern, line type and breaking strain that I desire. I tie on the bank in exactly the same way as I do at home. a spool of line is placed between my knees.

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    I tie on the bank for the same reasons,I hold the line tight either in my right hand(which is holding the loose end of the line too,or I put the hooklink on first,loop to loop then the the hook,I cannot believe many older anglers can tie a spade end quickly as me,in winter,I'd use any hooktier efficiently,and have,if someone is having issues,it would be best to take your hooks,line and tyer to a tackle shop,or better still a mates house and ask for a few examples of how to do it,I couldn't imagine I'd need half an hour,especially if you start with maybe say a 16 hook...

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    One addition to the above post,I believe the length of your hooklink is critical,so out of preference I would rather the the hook first then tie the loop as it's easier to be right on the length,but learning to use your tyer is paramount...

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    You could try my way of making sure you can tie hooks.
    Simply take no pre-tied or eyed hooks with you so you are forced to tie one or no fishing!
    I soon learnt.

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    But what do you use on the bank Rob just your knees?
    Dude you ain't seen my knees lol, seriously tie them at home it's much less stress, I've never bothered to tie them on the bank as never needed to plus the ol' hayfever would make that a miserable experience.

    You could also be getting too many ways to skin a cat here so to speak, pick a way you are comfortable with and practice in your own time no pressure, I would do that at home to be fair, with a glass of whatever whilst listening to the world go by
    Last edited by theartist; 25-05-2019 at 18:19.

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    I tie down to 26's no trouble at all,luckily I rarely use below 22's these days,I would if I had to mind...

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    Quote Originally Posted by nottskev View Post
    Are you trying to tie your hook, on the bank, to the line on a spool of hooklength line? You can do, and grip the spool, as you say, between your knees - or wedge it anywhere convenient!

    Myself, I tie the loop in the hooklength line on the spool, then cut off roughly what I want. Then I'll attach the hooklength, loop to loop, to the mainline, with no hook on. Only then do I tie the hook on the end, and then it becomes easy to hold/tension the line - you just pull, to whatever degree of tension, against the rod tip. I always find it's easier to get a good knot like this than when I'm trying to tie one on a short length with the spool jammed somewhere.
    Thats exactly right Kev. I use the tension on the rod top. Its been working like that with my matchman hook tyers for donkeys years.

    Having typed that it does not look right. The more educated out there will know. Should it be a tyer or a tier??

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    You were right Pete. I am trying to be a hook tyer. However I am a third tier tyer!

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    You must have fingers like Binka???

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