The "Premier" Fiberglass Crook
- 53" long
- Top is very tough molded plastic
- Holds its original shape and rarely breaks
- Shaft is coated fiberglass. Unlike aluminum, it does not bend or deform
It's the most functional neck crook we've ever used. Given a choice, we always grab this one.
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Martin S from Texas
I have never used a crook prior to buying this one and I found it to be very useful. Unfortunately, the hollow fiberglass shaft broke and collapsed when I used it with some wilder hair sheep. I especially needed the crook when I was working the wilder ewes but it can not stand up to my demands. Perhaps reinforcing the shaft would make it ideal.
The crook works great in most cases we find ourselves wondering how we got along without one. However i think we might try another brand next time we order as this one the handle on the end of the shaft slides right off. Infact the other night a ewe was bolting out of the barn and the crook was the last line of defense and the crook slid through my hand and the rubber end slid right off and the ewe crashed right through my wife trying to block her exit. Its good and usefull but not as reliable in my experience.
Zane D from Idaho
Once my 12-year old daughter figured out a technique, so was able to snare the ewes we needed to catch and put in the barn with ease, and the ewes were so much calmer than when we have had to chase them around and catch them by hand. It has saved so much work and the risk of us getting run over or falling down. This is a great crook, and I would recommend it to anyone. My daughter only has 20 head and in my opinion it has paid for itself in time saving and grief elimination.
Stewart H from Stewart from Alabama
This is a very good, light weight crook. When used correctly will last for years. Use it as an extention of your arm, not as a pry bar. I use mine daily while handling 300+ sheep. A real good Border Collie helps too :-)
Jane A. O from Central Texas
I have three (oldest is 4) and keep one by each gate. I bent the aluminum ones when catching sheep (we think there are better methods and equipment for that) and these lightweight crooks are easy to carry while feeding, moving a flock, catching lambs, opening gates, or for safeguarding against rams when ewes are "calling". A wonderful everyday shepherd's tool!