Today another 29 Mustad boxes (and the corresponding hooks) was added to flyhooks.org. With this addition there now are over 600 different hook types that have a image (and a total of 1537 hook sizes that have a image)
I have also added small thumbnails on the boxes page, making the browsing experience a bit more visual than before.
When I first started out I didn’t know much about hooks, or material for that matter, so I went to the local shops, bought some hooks, got online and saw the multitude of different hooks was available. But the hooks was always displayed in a box, or without a proper close-up, I couldn’t figure out their exact property, so I ended up buying lots of different hooks to test them out and get a feel of how they were.
Now I know a little bit more about hooks, but the amount of hooks out there is growing, and the vintage hooks available are still in a very high number, so I keep adding them to flyhooks.org!
Today a milestone was crossed: 1500 individual hooks have been photographed, measured and added to the site, and it was Mustad 3901 that got the honour to do so. This comes together with about 50 new Mustad hook boxes that also have been added this weekend.
flyhooks.org have evolved over time, now there are books, boxes, to gut, cards (more to come there really soon!) and even a hook making page! With time I guess more information and insight will come, but for now: Thanks to everyone that have contributed to the site: from 1 to many – they are all important to get the history of hooks documented!
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!