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Dbarr15October 11th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Posts: 3Anyone have a current source for these hooks?
Thanks
Doug
PartsmanOctober 12th, 2020, 3:16 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 332
I'm sure you must have seen the tenkarabum website. If not check it out. He says they are available only from Japan. Although he does import them. Good luck finding them.
Mike.
Dbarr15October 12th, 2020, 7:37 am
Posts: 3Hi Mike, I checked with tenkarabum and he said he can no longer get them.
Dbarr15October 12th, 2020, 7:50 am
Posts: 3Does anyone have an old pakage of these they want to sell. Shipped to New York.
Thanks
Doug
MartinlfOctober 12th, 2020, 10:57 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3056
Look for Varivas 2300 Ultra Midge hooks. They are basically the same. I don't know if they make them that small, but the design is the same.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
MartinlfOctober 12th, 2020, 11:03 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3056
OK, I checked and I have 18 of the size 32's. I don't think I'll ever tie on them. PM me a price and your address and I'll send them.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchOctober 12th, 2020, 4:20 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2651
When I was a younger tier I bought a bunch of Mustad #32 hooks. They were gold plated and totally useless but at the time thought it would be cool to tie up some midges. I have a bunch of Mustad #26 if anyone wants them. Send me your name and address and I will mail them to you.

I haven't used a fly smaller than #22 in twenty years. If bugs are emerging smaller than a #22 I just won't be catching any trout that day.

I located this on the Internet. Based on the date of the article I'd guess these hooks are no longer in production.

https://www.reelflies.com/blog/the-mustad-277-gold-plated-in-size-32/
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Jmd123October 13th, 2020, 5:58 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2480
Pure insanity! I can't see anything on the water smaller than a #16!!!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MartinlfOctober 15th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3056
Hooks are on the way. I hope Doug shares some photos of the flies--and the fish. I'm just glad I had some hooks for him. I'm a bit of a hook collector, and know how hard it can be to find some patterns. I love the old Varivas Midge hooks and have a few left. The newer ones are a bit finer wire, and I've actually had a few bend or break. If anyone has some of the older ones, with the blued finish, in size 26 or 24, I'd be glad to take them off your hands. The old number was 988. The newer ones are numbered 2300.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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