fishing arrows

river rat
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river rat
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March 5th, 2017, 3:58 pm #1

its spring...well its coming. and with it come the fish runs. making some fishing arrows from available resources. have some red osier, indigo, and a few other shoot plants.making a few different types of fishing arrows. some for smaller fish/birds/frogs with no string attached. and some for big buffalo and sucker fish with a string attached or a way to attach one to hand line the fish back to yourself. post pics as i go. other materials are hide glue, human hair, nettle cordage, bees wax and deer tallow for water proofing wraps.
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river rat
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March 5th, 2017, 4:03 pm #2

these arrows pictured have self nocks that were too skinny to use with natural bow strings on my bows, so heat bend them out a bit and nocks now work. i use the fat end of a shoot to make the split point from. i also heat bend that outward once its split and the wrapping dries. then i barb the edges of the split out point and heat it hard. stick in ornges, apples, grapefruit, bannanas, lol well stick in just about everything so hopefully they get me some fish. these are self arrows. for smaller fish. birds { but id never do that} ,frogs, ect like that. bet they would work on a tree rat too!
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river rat
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March 5th, 2017, 5:42 pm #3

had one not thick enough at the very tip so it became a one prong fish arrow.
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PhillipKing
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August 11th, 2017, 3:56 pm #4

I like those, nice.
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