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first off i should say hello and thank you for having a great site that i am getting loads of info from.


i haven't fished for about 12 years are really want to get back into it. i am slowly getting bits of kit together again after discovering that various animals and insects have either eaten or made homes in my old tackle.


when i did fish the one thing i always struggled with was tying knots. i just couldn't get the hang of it. i found this and wondered if anyone has had any experience with one of these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/In-see-video-test-el...1QQcmdZViewItem


also i saw a matchmen hook tyer on there too, is it for spade hooks only or can it be used for eyed too?


thanks in advance and thanks for a really helpful site too.



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Hello dougmonkey, welcome to the forums :)


Never seen an electric hook-tyer before, but the manual versions are easy to use once you get used to them. I use the Drennan version (similar but different to the Matchman), and they can be used with eyed hooks too. In fact I use mine for all my hooks except the ones I use for sea-fishing, they're a bit too big to use easily....

John S

Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra


Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

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I would!! I bought one of the "ELECTRONIC" ones to enable me to tie hooks on a commercial basis. Just happy it didn't cost me a lot!! They are REAL tatt!!! Is that ok for you?


Oh yes and welcome to the forums!! Sometimes you actually get people with GOOD news you know :P :P :P

Chris Goddard

It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.

If GOD had NOT meant us to go fishing, WHY did he give us arms then??

(If you can't help out someone in need then don't bother my old Dad always said! My grandma put it a LITTLE more, well different! It's like peeing yourself in a black pair of pants she said! It gives you a LOVELY warm feeling but no-one really notices!))

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Just asked a e bay seller of the manual one how to use it,his reply was............Dont Know <_<

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