Partridge Vince Marinaro Midge
- Packs of 25
- Bronze finish
- Down Eye
- Sizes # 20, 22, 24, 26, 28
Partridge Vince Marinaro Midge hooks have been designed in 1978 with Vince Marinaro and this is the ideal pattern for midge dry flies. It has a large gape and an offset bend that optimise hooks-ups. It also features a down eye to sink the tip of the leader making it less apparent to the fish. Bronze Finish, fine w.ire 4x, standard length, Captain Hamilton offset bend.
Partridge Vince Marinaro Midge hooks represent the perfect choice to realise the small imitations Vince Marinaro described in his book A Modern Dry Fly code (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1950), as the legendary Thorax patterns. Partridge Vince Marinaro Midge hooks have been discontinued many years ago, nowadays could be rarely found in vintage market only.
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.