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Online 1442

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Raw gravel hook
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:43:57 pm »
 made another hook from a raw gravel flake with sinew string


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Re: Raw gravel hook
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 10:45:51 pm »
Here's the flake and the preform

Offline bowmo

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Re: Raw gravel hook
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 08:39:47 am »
That little guy is rad. So, that's the same flake that made the hook? The stone color and your glove color like flip flop in the pictures haha.

Offline Electricfrontporch

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Re: Raw gravel hook
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 10:29:53 am »
Very nice work. Have you ever tested them to see how much weight they can withstand?  Noah
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: Raw gravel hook
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 10:53:38 am »
Very cool, now let's see it with a fish wrapped around it!
Great work 1442

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Re: Raw gravel hook
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 11:28:05 am »
Bowmo, it's all the same cept the gloves, I couldn't hold it with the leather gloves as it got smaller.
Took me about forty five minutes on this one.

Electric...  I have tested them,  they are stronger than they look like they would be.
I bet I could place a piece of leather strap to pull directly on the point, hooked to a scale and pull ten pounds pressure on a string tied to the shank. That's plenty strong to catch some pretty good size fish with.

Biggest I've caught so far is about two and a half pounds, but I've hooked and fought a couple four pounders that tried to pull me in before they come unhooked. I paused 1/10,000 of a second on the second four pounder right before I swung him in and he used a portion of that time to get off and splash water in my face.

We have had some major spring flooding going on but when the water settles I hope to be having fish in the pictures along with a fishing report
I hate posting hook  pictures with no fish  ???

Aaron, I'll git er done!


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Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: Raw gravel hook
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 11:35:03 am »
1442, great lookin hook , I need to try one of those, wonder how many hook flakes have I thrown away :( :o Bob

Offline JEB

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Re: Raw gravel hook
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 06:21:05 pm »
Very nice. The ultimate would be to catch a fish with your hook.

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Re: Raw gravel hook
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 07:42:52 pm »
Thanks!
I've caught a few fish on the stone hooks.
Here's a pic I found on photo bucket of a goggleye caught on one.
Most fish pics I had where lost in a computer crash.