Partridge Trout Spider Wide Gape
- Packs of 25
- Bronze Finish
- Straight Eye
- Sizes # 12, 14, 16
The legendary Partridge Trout Spider Wide Gape hook has a Captain Hamilton bend with micro-barb and short-shank. It has been specifically designed to dress North Country Spiders and soft hackle patterns. This is one of the most successful hooks among the classic Partridge of Redditch Trout serie.
A huge amount of information on the North Country patterns cabe be found on Brook and River Trouting by Edmonds and Lee. How much history behind the simple flies of the North Country. Between silks, moorhens and Skues, a fundamental text in the library of every passionate fly angler.
The North Country Method by Andrew Heard describes a short journey through spiders, soft hackles, antique books and northern trout to learn more about a method that has kept its effectiveness unchanged for centuries. Essential to read for anyone who wants to delve into this matter.
To dress traditional North Country flies as Waterhen Bloa, Snipe and Purple, Orange Partridge, Yellow Partridge, Winter Brown, Snipe Bloa, Dark Needle, Brown Owl, Light Needle, Dotterel, Poult Bloa, you could need other valuable fly tying materials as the Ephemera Pure Silk Thread, Ovale Pure Silk Floss, Waterhen Full Skin, English Partridge Full Skin, English Red Grouse Full Skin, Indian Peacock Eye.
Partridge of Redditch originates from Redditch in Central England where the manufacturing was based in Mount Pleasant. The early history of Partridge of Redditch is somewhat arcane. We know that the company was established on the basis of existing hook manufacturing shortly after the turn of the past century, but no one knows the exact year any longer. Partridge of Redditch take the name of it’s founder, Albert Partridge. He bequeathed the firm to his son Ted, who in turn sold the company to Alan Bramley in 1970, when none of his children were interested in taking over the company. Alan Bramley further developed the company, and in the 1970s he extended the production to include unique bamboo split cane rods as well as enduring to develop and improve hook construction. Due to him Partridge of Redditch has become an universally renowned fish hook brand. The last chapter of the history of Partridge of Redditch was initiated in 1996. Then the Norwegian hook manufacturer O. Mustad & Son acquired Partridge of Redditch from Alan Bramley. And later over the course of the 2000s Partridge of Redditch was back home in the UK by Mark Hamnet, who until now is running the company, keep following to develp new models and holding high the prestigious tradition.