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FLY FISHING DICTIONARY
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blind hook  English 《hook
  Although most present fly hooks have an eye (eyed hooks), fly hooks without an eye were used in old Europe. Because it has no eye, it can not see, therefore it is called a blind hook. When the snell (=tippet) is attached to a blind hook, it is called a snelled hook, and when a snelled hook is dressed to be a fly, it is called a snelled fly.
  Blind hooks were used until the middle of the 19th century when they were replaced by the newly developed eyed hooks. Even today, a small number of blind hooks is produced by Daiichi, Gaelic Supreme, Heritage, and Turrall.
  Antonym: eyed hook
ReferenceTrout (Schwiebert), 1978. Trout Flies (Williams), 1932. Hooks for the fly, 2000 (1997).
snell, snelled hook, snelled fly, fly hook, eyed hook
 
 
 
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