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Grip Hooks

I have just received some new stocks of Grip Hooks , these really are a fantastic range of hooks for the fly tyer.  Grip Hooks come in a wide range of sizes, patterns and wire weights.

Nymph Hooks

The nymph hook is the bread and butter pattern that we sell most of and there are plenty of competitors our there and we all have our favourites.  Like all these things we need confidence in out hooks -so we stick to what we know.

12702 Short Nymph

However if you are looking for variations on a theme Grip offer a range of nymph hooks in three gauges of wire and shank lengths.

There are also barbless patterns with unrivalled  hold.

 

Dry Fly Hooks

Again there are plenty of dry fly hooks out there – but the Grip range has just that extra choice, including the top selling 11801 in extra light wire.

In addition there are some variations in pattern that give improved presentation, hooking and profiles. Such as the 11413BL shown on the left.

This has variation on the Sproat bend to give better hooking and hold for this barbless variation.

 

Wet Hooks

12803 Deep Water Wet

Once again Grip offer something more than just variation in sizes for their we hooks. There is the choice of wire weight and shank length over the range of patterns offered that is designed to improve the performance in specific applications.

As usual Grip offer barbless patterns that are designed to give the angler good hold without the barb.

 

Caddis and Grub Patterns

These patterns give the profile for a wide range of patterns such as shrimp and and Czech nymphs. They can also be used for buzzers and the light wire patterns can be used for emergers.

Grip also offer up eye variations for these emerger patterns which improves presentation and hooking.

Of course there are also barbless patterns for the increasing numbers of catch and release fisheries.

 

Check out the Scottie Products Shop for Grip hooks here 

To see the complete range of Grip Hooks see the Scientific Fly web site

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Copper Wire

Standard 0.2mm Wire

Using copper wire to your patterns as a rib not only gives your flies segmented bodies but also adds strength to them and increases their longevity. I have sourced a super quality soft copper wire in a wide range of colours for your patterns. This standard wire comes in 0.2mm and is supplied in a ‘soft’ state this means that it is easy to used and is very strong. As wire is worked it becomes harder, as we know by twisting a wire round and round it becomes brittle and breaks off, breaking your wire off like this rather than cutting it does not leave an exposed end on your finished pattern.

The image below shows the range of colours available:

From left to right: Silver, Dark Copper, Dark Green, Claret, Red, Copper, Black, Gold and Green.

All if the wire are coated for corrosion resistance, copper will tarnish if it is not coated with a material that protects it from the elements.

Extra Fine Wires

I have now available finer wires for use with dries, this is the same high quality wire but drawn down to 0.15 and 0.1mm. It is still supplied in the soft condition for strength and ease of use. but only available in silver, gold and copper.

Patterns

The Gold Ribbed Hairsear pattern is the classic pattern where the copper wire rib is an essential element of the fly, but ribs on Pheasant tail nymphs are as important.  Obviously the GRH uses gold, but the PTN can use a variety of rib colours – to add a target or make a change in the pattern.

Another classic still water pattern the Diawl Bach can be ribbed with coloured wire rather than holographic material to give a more subtle pattern that can be what is wanted on some days.

There are also those essential river flies where the body is made just using copper wire with a peacock or dubbed thorax, again colour can add impact to these.

Dubbing Brushes

Because the wire we supply is soft and string it can be used to create a dubbing brush.  Tie in a loop of copper wire to create a dubbing loop and using your favourite dubbing create the dubbing brush for your thorax.  When wet the wire can be seen through the dubbing and adds that extra dimension to your fly.

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The MKll Scottie Fly tying Vice

MKll_scottieFor 2016 we have revised the pedestal base model of  the Scottie fly tying vice, this is now supplied with a robust single piece base to give a much more rigid table top vice.

The stem has drillings to accommodate accessories including a tool rack, white screen and bobbin holder.

The pedestal is also available separately and as backwards compatible with any Scottie vice.