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This is very easy and simple. All the tools needed for this fish hook can be found on most multi tools. It takes only a few minutes to create.
-can tab -file -wire cutters (or anything that can cut through metal)
Cut an opening in the bottom hole in the tab. Make sure that you cut in at a slant. Then start cutting away as much metal as you can around the hook...
Flip the tab around. The top hole should be untouched. This is where you will tie the line onto the hook. File down the sharp edges in the hole.
A very good trick in an emergency, though if you're prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse you should stock lots of REAL fish hooks (not to mention extra lures, tackle, line, poles & some cheap Zebco reels. My two ponds will be our main source of food after the grocery stores are looted & burning, so I have LOTS of extra fishing tackle -- and enough ammunition to protect my food supply. Fish hooks are CHEAP. A couple of bucks will buy you enough to last for a dozen years, probably.
But still a great idea if you're suddenly stuck away from home & your usual supplies. Pop-top cans are everywhere, so if you have a couple of tools, or a Leatherman pocket tool, you're in business.
Might increase the strength of these (for bigger fish) by doubling up, tying two of these hooks together on the line, holding one piece of bait.
Not sure if that is true in Australia, but it doesn't make much sense, as far as the fish's comfort. The lifespan of most fish is shorter than the time it would take for a hook to rust away.that much.
I've pulled old lures from my pond -- ones I've lost 8 or 10 yrs before -- and the hooks were still usable, even though rusty-looking. Some were still stuck in the wooden snag.
cleaver idea but it doesn't work for catching fish i did make a tool holder though with these mounted to a piece of wood (warning these are not very strong and only work for light stuff like a screw driver of pliers
has anyone results to report on how well this works?
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