Survival Fishing Hook Challenge! Hooks Made From Bobby Pins

Discussion in 'Hunting and Fishing' started by FlowerOfLife, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. FlowerOfLife

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    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
    Been carrying my Esee jg3 allot lately and enjoy it

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  2. AddictedToSteel

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    Could you harden the bobbie pins by heating and quenching?
     
  3. FlowerOfLife

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    im not sure but the same thought occurred to me, gonna try it will paper clips next and see if i can get them to work
     

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