Competition Barbless

The current range of competition barbless hooks in the Partridge of Redditch catalogue.

Barbless Revolution -What are Competition Barbless Hooks?

FIPS-Mouche competition rules stipulate that only purpose-made barbless hooks can be fished in competitions.  Partridge has produced Competition Barbless Hooks for the past 30 years, firstly with the introduction of the Czech Nymph hook and then with two Dry Fly Patterns, SLD and SUD which have become icons internationally.  Partridge produces their barbless patterns with robust needle points with black nickel finish for stealth.

 

What are our preferred hooks for Euro-style Nymphing?

Jig Hooks (codes SUJ, SLJ, SLJX, SLDJ) and Standard Dry (SLD2) are without doubt our most significant patterns when tying Euro-style Nymphs such as Perdigon nymphs. With a properly mounted slotted tungsten bead, each of these hooks will keel and ensure the nymph fishes inverted (hook point up) vastly reducing the number of snags on the bottom and therefore keeping your nymph fishing in a key strike zone for longer.

Euro-style nymphing includes – Tight Line Nymphing, Contact Nymphing, Czech Nymphing, Polish Nymphing, French Nymphing, Spanish Nymphing

competition barbless fishing brown trout

Brown Trout pictured by  brand ambassador Allan Liddle. Caught on an Partridge Partridge K4AY/SE Barbless Grub and Buzzer #12

Standard
Dry
standard dry sld2

SLD2   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Standard all purpose dry fly hook with beaked surehold-point for an improved hook hold, for dry and emerger fly patterns.

# 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

SureHOLD Wet
down-EYE
Partridge of Redditch SLD4 Artwork

SLD4 Black Nickel / Down-Eye

 2X Heavy wire / 1X Short shank – Needle  pointed for sharpness with a forged sproat for added strength with a beaked-point to guarantee hook ups. Perfect hook for all competition wet, Spider and contemporary Wet patterns and even small fry patterns.

# 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22

Ideal Standard
Dry
ideal standard dry

SUD2   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Standard all purpose dry fly hook featuring a Captain Hamilton Bend and long straight surehold-point for excellent hook setting.

#10, 12, 14, 16, 18

ideal
Dry
ideal dry sud

SUD   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Captain Hamilton Bend, with longer shank for upwing and loop patterns. Long straight surehold-point makes for excellent hook setting.

# 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Sproat
wet
standard dry sld2

G3AY   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

An all round wet pattern – the bend is as old as the hills and in combination with our robust points this is a reliable, strong hook for mid-stream patterns.

# 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

SPROAT
NYMPH
Fine Dry SLD

G3A/LY   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Heavyweight hook suitable for heavy nymph patterns featuring our long Straight-point for optimal hook setting.

# 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

STILLWATER
WIDE
ideal standard dry

SWW   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Heavy wire, forged bend and short shank make this pattern ideal for Blobs, FAB’s, Crunchers, Small Lures and contemporary still water patterns.

#10, 12, 14, 16, 18

WIDE
WET
ideal dry sud

PWW   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Standard wire forged unique bend and wide gape makes this an ideal hook for contemporary still water and river patterns.

# 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

ideal
jig
standard dry sld2

SUJ   Black Nickel / In Line-Eye

Featuring a wide gape and long straight surehold point to give excellent hook setting properties.

# 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18,
20

wide gape
jig
Fine Dry SLD

SLJ   Black Nickel / In Line-Eye

Featuring a short shank and wide gape with beaked surehold-point for improved hook hold. Ideal for all competition style nymph patterns.

# 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

wide gape
heavy jig
ideal standard dry

SLJX   Black Nickel / In Line-Eye

1X Short / 1X Heavy – Needle pointed for sharpness and forged sproat bend for strength with a beaked point to guarantee hook ups. Super wide gape makes them perfect hook for all Competition and Euro Nymph Jig patterns with slotted tungsten beads, Perdigon nymphs and other competition patterns.

# 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

sure hold
jig
ideal dry sud

SLDJ   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Standard Wire / Standard Shank – Needle pointed for sharpness and forged sporat bend for strength with a beaked point to guarantee hook ups. Perfect hook for all Competition and Euro Nymph Jig patterns with slotted tungsten beads, Perdigon nymphs and other competition patterns.

# 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

czech
nymph
standard dry sld2

CZ   Black Nickel / Straight-Eye

Authentic Czech Nymph competition hook. Heavy wire with a wide gape, ideal for all types of nymphs, shrimps and sowbugs.

# 1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12,
14, 16, 18

GRUB &
BUZZER
Fine Dry SLD

K4AY   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Standard wire hook ideal for buzzers, grubs, shrimp, curved body and emerger patterns.

# 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

GRUB & BUZZER
STRAIGHT-EYE
ideal dry sud

K4AY/SE   Black Nickel / Straight-Eye

Standard wire hook, with super wide gape – ideal for grubs, shrimps, curved body and emerger patterns.

# 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

GRUB
HEAVY
ideal standard dry

K5AY   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Heavy wire hook perfect for deep sinking patterns such as grubs, shrimp, scuds and sowbugs.

# 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

GRuB
PUPA
standard dry sld2

SLP   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Standard wire hook, with super wide gape – ideal for grubs, shrimps, curved body and emerger patterns.

# 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

caddis
pupa
Fine Dry SLD

K2BY   Black Nickel / Up-Eye

A curved up-eye medium wire hook design, especially effective for shrimp, caddis, pupae and other emerger imitations.

# 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

 
KLINKHAMER
ideal standard dry

15BNY   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Updated version of the original Klinkhamer – ideal for all curved body and emerger patterns.

# 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

IDEAL
STREAMER
ideal dry sud

D4AY   Black Nickel / Down-Eye

Heavy wire hook suitable for streamers, lures and longshank nymph patterns featuring our long PATRIOT straight-point for optimal hook setting.

# 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

accessories
Competition
tippet Rings
Partridge of Redditch SLD4 Artwork

ATR Black Nickel

These rings are very small but very strong. Connected to the end of your leader, you will no longer have to reduce it’s length when you’re changing tippet. These rings are ideal for use on the river when targeting grayling, wild trout and carp.

#            1.5, 2, 3
ID:          0.9mm 1.0mm 2.6mm
OD:        1.5mm 2.0mm 3.0mm

Competition
Oval tippet Rings
Partridge of Redditch SLD4 Artwork

OTR Black Nickel

These rings are small but strong. Connect to the end of the leader and use to connect tippet and/or droppers. Especially useful for sea fishing, where heavier tippet diameters are used.

#            Small, Large

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