Assist hooks

Jockiescott

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I stumbled across these this morning on Aliexpress. Apparently they are to replace trebles on plug baits and jigs.

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I wondered if they'd be suitable for using on Waddingtons?

I tried making my own with some fly line backing.

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I'll have a play about with it. I'm thinking of tying a double run of backing above and below the hook, effectively doubling the strength.

I'll tie one up and give it a good varnishing and try a few breaking strain leaders on it to test if the backing doesn't pull out too easy. 😂

Not really tying at the minute so this might be a bit of a distraction for me.
 

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Version 2.0, or 1.5 as its on a broken hook!!! 😂

Varnish is still drying as I type this. Hopefully I'll get it on a fly soon to see how it looks. Then I'll test to see if it will stand up to some abuse.

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I am struggling to see the point of them unless it is to use spade end hooks. If the hook is eyed then just slip this on the split ring/waddie.
Maybe I'm missing something :unsure::unsure:
 

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I am struggling to see the point of them unless it is to use spade end hooks. If the hook is eyed then just slip this on the split ring/waddie.
Maybe I'm missing something :unsure::unsure:

Basically, I'm bored Gary!!! 😂😂😂

I've tried split rings but I feel the Hook is too far back and is a recipe for deep hooking.

I hadn't seen anything like this before I saw those assist hooks this morning and I'm just experimenting as I really have no urge to tie flies at the minute.

A few different coloured butt's on these and easy enough to put on and take off again, might change the look of a fly slightly.

Anything to keep my brain occupied. 🙈
 
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