Andy Green sent me a nice picture of his mother’s Snooding Hook which is used to create the incredible range of fishing flies which were produced in the town.
Andy told me that she used to tie the tiniest of hooks by the gross on this, working for Taylor (Taylor Made) as ‘out work’ in the Sixties.
I have seen fly tying demonstrations at Forge Mill Needle Museum and at Redditch Local History Society from retired Redditch exponents and it is fascinating and highly skilled.
Andy contacted me as he found my ‘Brief Introduction to the Fishhook Industry in Redditch’ presentation in my Industry page of my History of Redditch website, and, I am pleased to say, how much he enjoyed it. http://redditchhistory.com/industry.htm
It is always very gratifying to get feedback from visitors.