Ned was a friend, collaborator and a competitor of George Snaith, they were often searching the hedgerows for suitable shanks. Ned’s favourite subjects for his sticks fish but he could also make a good plain stick. Unfortunately when he died his collection of sticks was dispersed among relatives and friends, however this year (2007) I was approached by one of his descendents to join a head and shank together (described earlier)and he brought me two sticks which I photographed and am including them in the Gallery.
Ned Henderson with one of his sticks, probably taken at his home.
A Brown Trout taken by a Pike, the Pike is part horn and part shank. It is possible to make out the joint just opposite the fork in the Brown Trout’s tail.
Close up of Pike and Trout..The shank on this stick is Holly.