Gilt Hooks or Gilt Hooks to Nylon

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Re: Gilt Hooks or Gilt Hooks to Nylon

Post by Catfish.017 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:39 pm

Efgeeco used to market Gilt Crystal hooks whipped with yellow silk in the old fashioned way. Benny Ashurst swore by this method though he abhored Gilt hooks,believing them to be thicker in the wire and inferior in quality to a Bronzed or Blued hook.

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Re: Gilt Hooks or Gilt Hooks to Nylon

Post by Harry H » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:28 pm

I can remember using those, even caught perch on them baitless while setting the float.
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Re: Gilt Hooks or Gilt Hooks to Nylon

Post by Catfish.017 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:58 pm

Harry H wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:28 pm
I can remember using those, even caught perch on them baitless while setting the float.
Yep they came stored on pink card winders with the Efgeeco logo on it. Later they went over to using spade ends knotted to the nylon. I got some in a job lot a few years ago. Couldn't believe how big the barbs were!

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Re: Gilt Hooks or Gilt Hooks to Nylon

Post by Tonytoned » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:32 pm

Catfish.017 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Harry H wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:28 pm
I can remember using those, even caught perch on them baitless while setting the float.
Yep they came stored on pink card winders with the Efgeeco logo on it. Later they went over to using spade ends knotted to the nylon. I got some in a job lot a few years ago. Couldn't believe how big the barbs were!
Similar to these Catfish.017 although this is on a white card.

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Re: Gilt Hooks or Gilt Hooks to Nylon

Post by Catfish.017 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:34 am

Tonytoned wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:32 pm
Catfish.017 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Harry H wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:28 pm
I can remember using those, even caught perch on them baitless while setting the float.
Yep they came stored on pink card winders with the Efgeeco logo on it. Later they went over to using spade ends knotted to the nylon. I got some in a job lot a few years ago. Couldn't believe how big the barbs were!
Similar to these Catfish.017 although this is on a white card.

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Yep they're the later ones with spade ends.

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