From the William Blacker seris “Standard Flies”: Red Palmer, tied on a old #10 blind eye with horse-hair gut
With blind-eye (and spade) hooks, you could get hooks with a gut attached: in the beginning silk-gut but later with nylon. A lot of these were for bait fish, but also for trout and small salmon flies.
The backlog of hooks that I have received for flyhooks.org still contains some hooks thanks to the contribution from a lot of people, and a couple of good finds on auction sites, so there still is a lot to do this year!
Today I have added 74 Akita hooks to the hook database, more from TMC, Partridge and a few more coming up soon!
The design for flyhooks.org have been the same since the initial release almost 4 years ago. The design worked, but I’ve had a desire to change it for a while now, so with a couple of days available I sat down and cleaned up the design, added some better visual indicators and made it much better for mobile usage.
I have tried to keep it as minimalistic as possible, with focus on the hooks and information relating to the hooks. If you see any issues with the new design: please contact me here with a comment!
With the new design I also added over 100 new pictures and size information on hooks from Hanak.