rampant wrote:After 12 months I would be happy if you posted me half a dozen of your hooks. This looks good, was it on your own hook?
Yup, my hook. about 3/0. pretty short hook, as told to me by Schmitch et al, but.....fuck it.
The hooks are harder to make than the flies. there is so much handling during the heat treat process. It's such a PITA that I have about 50 ready to heat treat that I don't want to do. sanding every single hook with 400 grit BLOWS. especially after hardening, when a bit of force snaps them like a tooth pick.
part of it is heat treating with oil.....hard to get off. water might be better.
My plan is to slowly pick away at this. I've got #2 in the vice. Not sure how many people are "in" but I'm going to try and get a few of these done. I may ship them 3 at a time! haha!