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Offline 1442

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couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« on: February 26, 2016, 06:40:29 am »
I aint been knapping much lately but I made these two fish hooks with braided sinew cord.
Ready to hit the water with them attached to a couple switch cane poles.

The first one is made of rootbeer and the small one is made from gravel

Offline 1442

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 06:41:48 am »
landscape gravel hook

Offline Aaron H

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 06:55:25 am »
Neat!

Offline Tracker0721

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 06:57:59 am »
Update us with the catch! Does sinew still remain sinewy once re soaked in water?
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Offline 1442

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 07:12:58 am »
I have soaked it for a couple hours at a time and it seems to stay perfectly consistent once it's saturated and has performed well in tests while saturated like that. The only failure I encountered was a cord I made with a loose braid and it had some places where the strand splices on two different strands landed real close together and slightly overlapped each other. The strands where able to slip and come apart where the individual strands where spliced together.
With a tight braid, it is like super string. I can't wait to hit the water with it for the final round of testing.


I'm leaving in a couple hours going fishing until Sunday night so I wont be able to respond again until I get back.

Offline Parnell

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 07:25:39 am »
That is awesome!
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Offline Sasquatch

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 08:09:45 am »
There we go, something different and awesome.  Makes me want to try it. Thanks for posting

Offline Parnell

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 08:22:00 am »
What is that toothy looking thing off to the side in the picture with the penny?
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Offline YosemiteBen

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 10:38:57 am »
Very Cool!

Offline caveman2533

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2016, 03:58:41 pm »
I bet the cream colored one would catch fish with just the bare hook.

Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 05:20:20 pm »
They look good.

Offline 1442

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2016, 12:31:03 am »
Thanks y'all!
The toothy critter is a gar head that's been dried out.
I'll surely give a fishing report when I get to use them.
In the mean time I made two more

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2016, 08:11:15 am »
I think they would work best on Rockfish and Stone- catties.
LOL I made my first one when your penny was minted.
I haven't tried one yet.
Yours are very 8)
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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2016, 07:30:00 pm »
Darn Zuma, that's over thirty year ago you made a hook and aint used it yet.
You're missing out on the funnest part.

I sat on them for about a year before I got one wet. I was hesitant thinking it might break.
Then one day I rigged one up on a modern baitcasting setup with monofilament line and hooked a small plastic worm through the middle wacky style.
I was catching goggle eye perch, bream perch, and bass left and right when I let the hook hit the side of the boat and it broke.
I've used them several times since then and have caught a lot of fish on them.
They don't penetrate bone, but the point will hang in a boney spot well enough to land the fish, and they don't have a barb, so you have to keep constant pressure and get them caught faster than they can get off.

I've got some bigger hooks with barbs that I plan to put on a trotline. Plan is to catch a catfish at least forty pounds.
I also have made some semi circle hooks that I haven't used yet but I don't think a fish will be able to throw them as easily as a straight shank hook.

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Re: couple I made and hafted with sinew cord
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2016, 03:28:18 am »
those are really nice hooks.