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    Does anyone know of a source for English made fly tying hooks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenP View Post
    Does anyone know of a source for English made fly tying hooks?
    Warren,

    Sprite closed its doors recently - and to my knowledge that was the last standing English hook making company.

    There were, maybe are, some plans to return Partridge hook making to the UK by the company owner - so who knows

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    Thanks everyone - that information gives me a place to start. I do appreciate it.....
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    Warren,
    Are you looking specifically for hooks manufactured in England or English style hooks which may be manufactured elsewhere?

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    English make hooks if they exist.....
    Warren
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    You mean, Partridge, Edgar Seeley, Bergman, Redditch or Allcocks?

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    An article I am reading states that the same size hook of English make will be made from a finer wire than our hooks and I was curious and thought maybe I would do a comparison. I am not looking for a particular brand because, in the article, no brand was named. It just stated that "our" hooks are made from softer wire which requires a larger diameter to maintain strength and English make hooks are as strong but finer wire.
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    I don't really understand you saying our hooks. We here in the US make no hooks. I will tell you this I do have a handsome collection of vintage English hooks and they are of finer diameter then the hooks used today, dry fly that is. They are also sized differently.
    Most old timers, forty years used Mustads, made in Sweden. The only hooks made here in the States as far as I know are Eagle Claw and they are heavier.

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