Sunday, 7 February 2010

probably, fish hook or similar device has been around us for numerous thousand of years

stone age fish hook made from bone
various fish hooks in the early age were from palestine about 7000 bc. man had crafted them from all sorts of materials to include wood, animal & human bone, horn, shells, stones, bronze, iron up to current day materials

in many cases, hooks were created from multiple materials to leverage the strength & positive characteristics of each material. norwegians as late as the 1950s still used juniper wood to craft burbot hooks

fish hooks attached to artificial lures

up-turned, down-turned & straight hook eyes
quality steel hooks began to make their appearance in europe in the 1600s & hook making became a task for professionals

credits: flickr/numerous info


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