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Trout11BSeptember 19th, 2011, 9:41 pm
NW Wisconsin

Posts: 20
Hello all,

A few months ago I was on here (I think) and ran across a link to a site where a guy had been building fly rods, producing hooks, and even coming out with a fly line that seemed to get good reviews. I believe his name began with an R, but since then I have not been able to remember where I was. I know I'm not really giving a lot of info, but maybe somebody can place the missing puzzle pieces.

Thanks
Balancing school, military, relationships, sports and all the other things in my life with fly fishing.
SayfuSeptember 20th, 2011, 10:01 am
Posts: 560
Wow! I see no possibility of that being possible. I know Alex Jackson has his own model hook that he contracted with (the English hook maker!..ugg! I can't think of the name!) to have them make his hook model, but an individual isn't big enough to create hooks, or a flyline. There are only a few flyline makers, and some of their lines are marketed under another name...like Jim Teeny's lines that were made by SA..I don't know if they still do, but I would imagine SA still makes Jim Teeny's lines. Partridge! That was the English hook maker that made a model hook for Alex Jackson.
GutcutterSeptember 20th, 2011, 2:25 pm
Pennsylvania

Posts: 470
You may be thinking of "Hook & Hackle" in Homestead, PA. They sell "shop brand" fly line manufactured by Cortland. They also sell shop brand rods etc.
Alec Jackson spey hooks come in odd sizes and are sold by Daiichi.

Hope this helps
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SayfuSeptember 20th, 2011, 5:17 pm
Posts: 560Gutcutter...Thanks for the correction. I watched Alex tie on his odd sized hooks both being from the Seattle area. His first models were made by Partridge I am fairly certain, then a problem, and now they are made by Daiichi. As I remember they were gold hooks at the time.
OldredbarnSeptember 21st, 2011, 9:54 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2591
Our own Shawnny has done some homemade hooks, but I can't remember him experimenting with fly lines or rod construction, but its early yet. :)

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

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FredHSeptember 21st, 2011, 1:57 pm
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
If it's salmon fly hooks , you may be thinking about Ronn Lucas
http://www.realisticflytying.net

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