I took my old home made snake hook and fixed it up into this. The hook is part of a paint roller, and the handle is a copper tube. Duct tape holds it all togeher, and although I am yet to try it in the field, it works with my 3 foot long cornsnake, Maize. My previous instructable on it was very bad, so sorry. I did not make a step by step, but it is simple enough to figure out on your own. I use rubber surgical tubing wrapped with duct tape to pad the hook, to protect the snake.