fredag 9 november 2012

Finally the Mustad Gold Plated 277 Hook

First Fly On A Mustad 277 Hook - A Jassid

Hook:     Mustad-Crystal Hook Gold Plated
Thread:  Pearsalls Gossamer Silk Thread In Black
Hackle:   Whiting Midge Saddle In Black 
Wing:     A JC Nail Cured With Clear Cure Goo

          I have looked worldwide for this hook and almost literally I find it "just around the corner" and got my hands on it today. I just had to make a fly on it right away. I choose the Jassid for some reason. Well, as you can see it's not the famous size #32 of the hook. (I'll have to look further for that size. If someone has a clue where to get some I would appreciate any hint). It's a size 20 and 3 times short so therefore it's quite small anyway. To me it looks quite OK but how on earth do you attach the tippet on the flattened surface that is there instead of an eye? If someone knows please enlighten me!!!

One hook on the original hook box

          This hook box reminds me of buying fly tying hooks as a kid. The seller took up the box and asked how many I wanted to buy. Yes, they were sold individually at that time (the time just after the dinosaurs were extinct :-)). Anyway a lovely hook to tie flies that you just want to keep. I'm thinking of tying my favourite flies on and just to save.

Until next time have fun tying flies or if you're lucky fly fishing,

6 kommentarer:

Swamp Yankee sa...

Mustard also calls the flattened hook a 'spade' hook... you are supposed to tie your tippet behind the spade and hope that it prevents your knot from sliding off. (A tough task on 3x short shanks)

The Jassid Man sa...

I kind of imagined that it should be done that way but it's hard when the head of the fly fills that space out. Thanks for your help.

Andy Baird sa...

H Matts - Swamp Yankee cleared that one up, in the UK we use spade-end hooks widely for course fishing. I have a single #32 awaiting some work. It will be sent to Hans Weilenmann in Holland for his danica site. Then 277 in #32 is a perversely small hook.... Best, Andy

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Andy!
Thanks for your input. Thinking of Swamp Yankee's comment I kind of thought it must be a hook used for coarse fishing. Not very good suited for flies but I like the looks of the hook so we'll see what I can come up with to solve this attachment problem. Ni idea where to find the size #32 of this hook somewhere? Would like to see it since it must be one of the smallest hooks made.
Have fun preparing for the next season of midge fishing,
Mats Olsson

Brk Trt sa...

Nice fly, how did I know the first fly you would tie with those vintage Mustads would be a "Jassid"

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Alan!

Well it must be a strange coincidence that you came up with:-) Thanks for your comment. I really like the hook. Would be easier with an eye instead of the flattened surface called a "spade" as I've been informed. But I guess that the issue can be resolved someway. Got some nice suggestions in my e-mail.

Best wishes,
Mats Olsson