This section of Old Hooks will present Salmon hooks. Most will be blind eye hooks but there will also be eyed. You will find Salmon hooks in other sections too but the bulk of them are here. There are huge numbers of loose, vintage salmon hooks with no associated paperwork to identify them. I will not attribute potential makers for these hooks unless I am certain of the makers. This lack of identity is frustrating for hook collectors since values hinge on who made the hooks. Add to that the fact that virtually all hook makers copied hooks of other makers. They usually copied the hooks down to the smallest of details.
The aesthetic value of the unidentified hooks is certain. The monetary value is highest with packaging or a copy of the package when gotten from trusted sources.
Many of these hooks were gifts from friends so they will be identified as “…gift from ________” Hooks from the Ron Reinhold collection will be identified as “from the Reinhold collection” If they are mine, no further notation will follow. If they are someone else’s, their name will follow.
If you have not seen the pages of hooks made by Ron Reinhold in our catalog, I suggest you take a look. Every hook on those pages are actual hooks made by Ron Reinhold.
You may see duplicates here and I try to keep that to a minimum but it will occur. Where some duplicates are hand made hooks, the duplicates can serve to show small differences. Also included are hooks that may fit other categories such as marked, knobbed or other blind eye hooks that may have been for bait fishing for instance. All in all, I am trying to put hooks that may have wide uses in categories that seem the best fit.