or sproat hook
[sproht or sproht hoo k]
- a fishhook having a circular bend.
Origin of sproat
1865–70; named after W. H. Sproat, 19th-century English angler
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Examples from the Web for sproat
But, as Mr. Sproat suggests, this might have reference to Meares's settlement.The Adventures of John Jewitt
John Rodgers Jewitt
In Sproat's Landing we saw the nucleus of a railroad terminal point.On Canada's Frontier
Our officers replied, 'Mr Sproat, we are the best manned out of the port of Philadelphia.'
Besides this refutation of Sproat's shameful trick there were many others.
I prefer the Sproat or O'Shaughnessy to either, with gut loop at the head of the fly.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others
James Alexander Henshall