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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    Quote Originally Posted by john step View Post
    Should it be a tyer or a tier??
    It's one of those - you can inquire/enquire, but acknowledgement/acknowledgment can be found for each spelling among/amongst advisers/advisors. I'd say use your judgement/judgment.

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    Words don't matter,just learn to use the damn thing....

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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by john step View Post
    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
    Like Ken and John I usually tie my spade end hooks using the tension on the rod top on the bank too.

    I have used the Matchman Hook tyer this way for donkeys years too and it takes me around 30 seconds (or even less) to tie a replacement hook on this way after losing a hook; and it’s rare for the knot to mess up although very very occasionally it does if my hands are really freezing on a cold winters day.

    If I am tying up a few pole floats at home I either wedge the line spool in a spring clamp or get the Mrs to help keep the line tension on.

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    Words don't matter,just learn to use the damn thing....
    I can and have done for yonks.

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    Quote Originally Posted by john step View Post
    I can and have done for yonks.
    Not you sir,Mr Ench

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    I tie all my hooks by hand ,however as I get older my eyesight is getting poor coupled with bad light on a dull day. I have started to use a hook tyier just to prevent me dropping hooks in the carpet and spending half an hour on my knees trying to find it. It's not difficult and I can tie 5 hooks up in less minutes persevere with it my friend.

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    I’ve long since abandoned tying spade end hooks as an unnecessary faff. I use these Gamakatsu GP107 hooks that are slightly up-eyed and tie them on using the knotless knot and just cut off the “hair” - simples!

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