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    Default Old style hook Tyer

    I lost my old hook tyer that I've had for nearly forty years in the Severn at Kempsey last year, it was the old red type and had a complete flat front where the hook goes in unlike the Drennan which has sloping front.

    Though I can use the Drennan and the match tyer I much prefer my old one but where can I buy one does anyone know?

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    Send a blank cheque to http://www.wehaveyourhooktyer.com and your original will be returned
    Signed Corker Nice-But-Dim

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    Big red screw to close the jaws, and a wire swing-arm with two different-sized u-bends to make the loops round*? Sorry, round which to make the loops, there's a pedant about... if so, I have one - and as I can only get on with the Drennan type, you're welcome to it; just PM me your address.

    * I just realised, the big u-bend positions the arm, the smaller one forms the loop. I think.

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    No Alan it looks and works exactly like the Drennan except it is red where the Drennan is usually maroon, thanks anyway mate.

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    In my opinion "In the Severn" is the best place for all hook tyers.Nasty little things...never could work them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Tyler View Post
    Big red screw to close the jaws, and a wire swing-arm with two different-sized u-bends to make the loops round
    blimey I thought you'd nicked it and was torturing it to up the ransome!

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    I'm with you Skippy. I've tried them all and get them to work about one in ten attempts. Must be some sort of gadget dyslexia

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    I have the 'matchman' hook tyer. After many years, and many lost fish, I've gone over to eyed hooks, 100%. OK, I might miss out on the occasional fish that can recognise the point 000 of a gram difference but I'll live with that, as I no longer leave hooks in fish.

    Spade ends? should be consigned to the bin.

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    Don't knock them just 'cos you're unsucessful at tying them. I use both, and if tied properly a spade end should never fail at the hook knot. Eyed hooks have a higher knot failure rate unless tied with a non-strangulating knot such as the palomar or grinner etc. I use a matchman tyer nowerdays as my fingers have turned into sausages.

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    Graham, Drennan bought the red (Delco) Hooktyer nearly 20 years ago. That's why you cannot get them anymore. The tooling was modified to produce the Drennan model you can buy now.

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