View Full Version : Return of the "3908C" nickel shad hook...finally.

Bill Kiene semi-retired
03-23-2009, 09:59 PM
At Kiene's Fly Shop we will have them in a few days in sizes #2, 4, 6 and 8 in 25 pks for $3.99

Adam Grace
03-24-2009, 07:12 AM
Return? as in you found a stash or they have decided to make them again?

Bill Kiene semi-retired
03-24-2009, 08:08 AM
'Doug's Bugs' had them made overseas so they are new and even better quality than those old Mustads.

Bill Kiene semi-retired
03-24-2009, 08:10 AM
**They have that nice shorter shank so they make a nicer small shad fly than the old Eagle Claw 1197N.

Tony Buzolich
03-24-2009, 10:37 PM
I just got some in today in sizes #4 and #6. They are labeled TAR3908 T and come in a 25 pack. The "T" I assume stands for the tin-finish.

I also got in the 60 degree jig hooks and they look like they'll work great for clousers. They have a slightly larger gap in the hook bend, black nickel finish, and are very sharp.

Bill Kiene semi-retired
03-24-2009, 11:27 PM
Great Tony

After you tie some flies on them put a picture up here for us.

We would like to see some of your favorite Shad and Striper flies.

Are you guding the Striper run this spring on the Sacramento River?

03-27-2009, 04:24 PM
i dont have a picture of the flies i use yet(wife loaned the camera to her sister) but here is a pic of me and what i caught shad fishing at verona april 27 2007.33lb buck on 8lb test with my flyrod over 30 mins to land out of the boat(as you can see). he now lives on my wall.if it was female i would have set it free.dont hate me for keeping it

03-27-2009, 10:32 PM
Good catch. :nod: Great looking fish. 8-) 8-)

David Lee
03-27-2009, 11:00 PM
he now lives on my wall.if it was female i would have set it free.dont hate me for keeping it

I'm pretty sure that everyone here has kept a Stripe or two at some point in the past .

Don't sweat it . Fine fish , BTW !~

D. -

03-27-2009, 11:26 PM
Wow, that's a beauty! Nice and thick. :D