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#11946516 - 11/22/16 12:25 PM Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins
SharkBaitTV Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 852
Loc: Texas, Earth, Milkey Way

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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#11947843 - 11/23/16 09:08 AM Re: Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins [Re: SharkBaitTV]
SenkoSam Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 36
Loc: Walden, N.Y., USA
I gather a barb is not necessary for keeping fish hooked.
Beautiful children by the way.

Thanks for the innovation. I do the same with soft plastics and it's amazing how many more fish I've caught with new shapes and lure actions regardless how active the fish are.

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#11948020 - 11/23/16 10:48 AM Re: Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins [Re: SharkBaitTV]
Captain Yakker Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/22/04
Posts: 27
Loc: The Colony, TX
I like the simple gorge hook made from wood. In a survival situation, you can virtually always find a stick. Cool idea about using bobby pins though. Well done.
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#11948120 - 11/23/16 12:06 PM Re: Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins [Re: SharkBaitTV]
dmunsie Offline
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Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 1871
SharkBait, I sent you a pm, could you be so kind to reply? Thanks.
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#11956018 - 11/28/16 09:30 PM Re: Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins [Re: SharkBaitTV]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 98
Loc: San Antonio tx
Cool vid
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