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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy M View Post
    No I wouldn't but nor would I wish to line the pockets of tackle companies if they are not controlling where and how their products are manufactured.
    While I understand your point and agree to a point. We have to take into account what a fair days pay is. I’ve no idea of cost of living in say India but it’s got to be far less than here in the UK for instance. So as long as they are getting a fair wage for their economy then I see little problem. Maybe I’m being to simplistic?
    Or just tie your own and do your own boycott while also enjoying another facet of our sport.

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    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    Friends of mine who are keen match fisherman have stopped using the Guru hooklengths because of breakages on the loop knot. My mate and I have switched to the Preston ones and we’ve had the odd breakage. Tying them yourself with trusted line and hook brands seems to be the best solution but I really can’t be ar$ed to commit the time.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    Quote Originally Posted by rich66 View Post
    While I understand your point and agree to a point. We have to take into account what a fair days pay is. I’ve no idea of cost of living in say India but it’s got to be far less than here in the UK for instance. So as long as they are getting a fair wage for their economy then I see little problem. Maybe I’m being to simplistic?
    Or just tie your own and do your own boycott while also enjoying another facet of our sport.
    I totally agree my original point, perhaps poorly expressed due to haste, was that I would not wish to knowingly support exploitation of workers not to deny them a fair days pay. If they are being paid a reasonable wage for the country in which they live no problem. And as for flippant remarks re "thats the way the world works" and palm oil kills orang-utans less said the better. And just for the record having spent the majority of my working life in developing countries I do know the difference between fair pay for a fair days work and exploitation of vulnerable people in all its forms.

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    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    PS I would still like to know how they are made.

  5. #15

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    Me too, I’ve emailed guru and asked them!

    Be interesting to see the reply.

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    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy M View Post
    PS I would still like to know how they are made.
    From the amount that's turned out I'd be very surprised if it wasn't by machine/s
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
    If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything................

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    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    Would you rather they starved??? I understand your feelings but if you don't buy them,someone else will. That said they could well be machine tied,I don't know,I have tried my own since the dark ages....
    Yes but in fairness you do work 18 hours a day in a Drennan hooktying sweatshop, who can blame you for sneaking a few out.

  8. #18

    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    Response from Guru:

    All our hooklengths are tied by hand, none by machines.

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    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    I suppose the next questions will be who is tying them. They must be very good at it to get each one the same length. Wonder how much they get paid for what must be mind numbing work?

  10. #20

    Default Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    My Mum, now departed, used to sit in front of the tv knitting. She regarded that as recreational rather than a chore.
    I rented a caravan on a fishing lake from a guy who ties hooklengths to top up his pension and made a decent whack out of it.

    Personally I don’t think I could enjoy doing it for hours on end, hence why I buy them, but I’m sure there are people in the world who may see it as a decent career option in the circumstances they are in. They may think there are worse ways to earn a crust, perhaps?

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