Alec Jackson is a fly tier and hook designer who lives in the Seattle, WA area. This hook was specifically designed by Alec to produce spey flies that appeal aesthetically to both men and fish. Also preferred by many tiers, who tie collectable "full dressed" Atlantic salmon flies, this is the hook of choice for many salmon and steelhead fishers in the Pacific Northwest.
This hook is produced to simulate hooks that were popular in early 19th century England. These hooks are described as blind-eye hooks, but the hook has no eye at all, ending in an extended tapered shank. Flies are tied accordingly, with a small loop fashioned of Dacron as part of the dressing, giving the fly an 1800's look. This method is extremely popular in display "full dressed" Atlantic salmon flies. Recently, there has been a slight resurgence of the use of these "traditional" flies for fishing.
Alec Jackson Blind-Eye Hook
Curved Shank, Forged Bend, Tapered Blind-Eye, Black Finish
USES: Steelhead & Salmon Flies; When tied using dacron loops for the eye,flies are more lively in the water.