Mustad, Talon and Daiichi Hook Profiles Added

I’ve just completed another set of hooks. You can now see the Daiichi 2370 (Dick Talleur), Mustad L87, Mustad 9575 and Talon ST400 on the hook reference page. Lots more to come including a nice selection of Allcock, Sealey and Willis hooks.

Mustad 9575 Hook Profile
Mustad 9575 Hook Profile
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Stevens FRS Special on Auction

It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of these streamers on auction. It looks like an incredible specimen. The F.R.S. was named after Francis (Frank) Reast Smith (1873-1950) from Garden City, Long Island, New York. Good luck bidding.

FRS SPECIAL #2 bucktail streamer fly by Carrie Stevens

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3 New Hooks Added to the Reference Page

I’ve just finished uploading 3 new hook to the site, a black finish Partridge CS15, Allcock 2811 6xl Limerick and the classic TMC 300. Click here to see the full library.

Allcock 2811 6xl Limerick Hook Profile
Allcock 2811 6xl Limerick Hook Profile

We are down to 5 months before the premier of the first streamer. The submissions are rolling in now, and I’m busy putting together the blog posts. It will be a spectacular year of streamers that will not disappoint.

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Don Bastian Streamers

Click here for a preview of some of Don’s flies.

Don has been busy putting together some new offerings for the upcoming show season. Those lucky enough to drop by his table will be able to pick up one of his new streamer 4 packs of classic patterns.

Don Bastian Streamers - Grey Ghost, Merry Widow, Big Ben and America
Don Bastian Streamers - Grey Ghost, Merry Widow, Big Ben and America

Don also talks about the controversial band found in Carrie Stevens patterns. It’s long been a bit of a sticking point for myself whether to use it or not, but Don makes some excellent points on why we should be including it in the dressing of her streamers. It’s an interesting read with some streamer addict eye candy.

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Allcocks and More on Auction

I found a few nice auctions of Allcock and more. I would expect the auctions of the full boxes to reach between 50-100 each and the collection of hooks might go for upwards of 75.

Vintage Streamer Hooks



A nice little assortment of Allcocks and other hooks.



Allcock 2811 #4 (box)

Looks to be a full box of Allcock 2811 8xl hooks. I would love to have a few of these, so if you win, consider sending me a couple. Also check out the #6 Allcocks from this seller. Allcock 2811 #6 (box) Happy bidding and good luck.

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More Hook Updates!

I had a chance today to add a few more hooks to the reference section.

  • Mustad 36685
  • Mustad 36717
  • Mustad 36808
  • Willis 10xl
  • Unknown CS15 Imitation hook

There are still many more hooks to come, and I’d like to thank all those who have sent me a few hooks to help fill in some gaps. It’s much appreciated, and I hope that every streamer addict can appreciate the little reference. You can check out these and the other hooks we have up so far on the Streamer Hook Reference Page

John Willis & Co 10xl Spraot Hook Profile
John Willis & Co 10xl Spraot Hook Profile
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Streamers 365 Update

Well, just over 8 months to go. I can already feel the deadline creeping up, but the good news is that the project is well under way and the streamers are rolling in. We have about 40 tyers on the project so far ranging from new talent to streamer legend. I’ll be adding more hooks to the streamer hook reference page soon, as I have filled a few more sets to photograph. I thought I would also share a few images from the cluttered mess this project has created so far in my office.

Here is the wide berth of everything so far. A binder filled with streamers, a couple sets from participants, books, hooks and lots more hooks.
Various streamers

Some of my Carrie Stevens streamers along with part of Jim Warner’s submission.
Various streamers

The Allcock 8xl 1810 is a very difficult hook to find. I’ve got a few in the collection so far and am still on the hunt for more. Also the 2811 Allcocks would be nice to have in the larger sizes 8xl.
Allcock 1810 8xl #6

Flies from Bob Petti, Mike Martinek, Jim Warner, Dan Dupres and others.
Various streamers

An almost complete Brook Trout, just missing a bit of paint.
Brook Trout

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Mike Martinek Book on Sale (Signed)

Mike Martinek Streamer Fly Patterns for Trolling and Casting Signed You may want to hurry to get one of these as they tend to move quickly. I normally see these sell for $40-50each and they do not come up for auction too frequently. Also note that the books are signed. For that price, I might pick up another spare. This is a must have book for and streamer addict. 🙂

Mike Martinek Streamer Fly Patterns for Trolling and Casting Signed

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