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#6554557 - 11/22/16 12:27 PM Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins
FlowerOf Life Offline
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Registered: 05/07/13
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Loc: Austin, Texas, Earth, Milkey W...

Decided i wanted to try to catch a fish on something other than a store bought hook so i took some of my wife's bobby pins and went about shaping and sharpening them until they resembled fishing hooks. I did this for fun and too see if i could make a fishing hook out of everyday items in a theoretical survival situation.
I took both of my kids to the lake near my house and gave my home made hooks a shot at one of my common carp spots since my favorite bass spot was covered up in boats.
we managed about 6 or 7 bites on carp with sweet corn as bait in about 2 hours on the water. i found the longer shank hooks i made were too easy for the carp to bend out, but the smaller hooks i made were just about perfect.
a carp hooked itself and stole one of my rods over the side of the boat and after that a few minutes later we caught and released a nice little 4 or 5 pound common carp proving that you could make a functioning fishing hook out of a bobby pin for small fish

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#6554561 - 11/22/16 12:32 PM Re: Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins [Re: FlowerOf Life]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Pretty neat. At a wedding one time as a kid I caught a carp using a piece of ribbon for line and a hook made out of a staple from a staple gun. There wasn't much for children to do.
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#6556226 - 11/23/16 03:56 PM Re: Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins [Re: FlowerOf Life]
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Registered: 04/19/16
Posts: 121
Loc: San Angelo, TX
Very different...
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#6556965 - 11/24/16 07:13 AM Re: Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins [Re: FlowerOf Life]
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
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tp&w, kill all carp caught..fyi
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