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    Default Hobo hand fishing line - competition

    Is anyone up for a hobo handline making competition. For those who don't know we've done similar things in the past with a fold down bucksaw and berry picker. See here for an idea, but feel free to make it to your own design. http://www.survivalandsafetyschool.co.uk/hobo.html

    Anyone up for it?
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    Hi FR,yeah i think i could manage a bit of that.

    Cheers Stuart.

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    I'm game but make no promises as to quality
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart f View Post
    Hi FR,yeah i think i could manage a bit of that.

    Cheers Stuart.
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    I'm game but make no promises as to quality
    Sam

    Don't worry about quality too much MOT.:... As long as you've got a functional bit of kit at the end of it you're a winner. It is a bit of fun, and nice to see what folks can produce. With my carpentry skills I can assure you I won't be winning any competition.
    No prize I'm afraid. Just the fun of it. Shall we say 1st November s the closing date then eveyone can post their pictures and folks can vote
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    I quite like the look of these too. May have a go at one of those as well. I'm going to be a busy old Hector. http://www.survivalandsafetyschool.c..._neck_kit.html
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    FR sounds good to me,
    ill stay plotting about it now
    that neck fire starter is pretty if expensive
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    Sounds like a good project what with the nights drawing in soon, not sure where i would start, need to think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    FR sounds good to me,
    ill stay plotting about it now
    that neck fire starter is pretty if expensive
    Cheers
    Sam
    They've got some very nice stuff on that website but as you say a little on the expensive side. Having said that though, it looks like quality stuff
    Anyway Bushcraft should be about at least having a go at making some kit yourself. I really like the idea of the neck fire holder thingy. But I'll make a start on the hobo line first I think.

    I'll have to plan how I'm going to go about it too Stooboy, but as you say the nights are drawing in. I havn't done any carving for a while now.
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    to coin a phrase used in a certain television series ''i have a cunning plan'' for the making of hobo line, just need to makle sure i find the time and the materials.time for a nose in the shwed me thinks. and possibly grandads as well
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    Is there a closing date for this comp, I have a busy couple of weeks coming up but after that I will have time to have a go, also you'll need to tell me how to get pictures on here

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    might have to attmept (badly) at this
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    Quote Originally Posted by falling rain View Post
    Good man Stuart........................ ..it's not true what everyone says about you.




    Don't worry about quality too much MOT.:... As long as you've got a functional bit of kit at the end of it you're a winner. It is a bit of fun, and nice to see what folks can produce. With my carpentry skills I can assure you I won't be winning any competition.
    No prize I'm afraid. Just the fun of it. Shall we say 1st November as the closing date then eveyone can post their pictures and folks can vote
    Shall we say the 1st November?

    Not sure how to post pictures directly into a thread myself. I'll cross that bridge after I've made the hobo line.
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    I'll try to make time to gave a go too mate - I have been meaning to make one for some time but never got round to it...... perhaps this is the push I needed
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    Go on them I'm up for a go.

    Are there any rules?

    Cheers Richard

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    I have started one
    Taking it out as a project this weekend
    looking rough as you like at the moment but it will be funtional if not attractive
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    I will have ago too, being stuck indoors due to wifes health. I need a bit of fun.
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    so far mine hasnt left the research stage but will be working on it this weekend
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    dynamite with a hank of paracord wrapped round it :-) ultimate hobo fishing :-)

    looking forward to seeing the designs, i have an odd idea of a sheath made out of kydex could be made into a hobo fishing kit. stainless knife for gutting, line wrapped round sheath and a small compartment for kooks and lures etc

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    OK, here is my offering..... it may not be a work of art but it was made this weekend in 'camp conditions' with just a knife and a saw - cant get a lot more hobo than that I guess





    The line could do with being a little thinner but it was the best I had to hand. Complete with stone sinker, carved float and hawthorn hook





    .... if anyone is interested I took pics of the stages of it's construction
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    thats real nice Graham
    i had made mine almost 2/3rds complete and it has split right down the centre!

    back to the drawing board for me.

    grumble grumble
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    i will what the rules?

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    will try and find time to make one , I did one for Andys birthday last year so if he enters that one fail him lol

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    Nice one Graham.

    I have taken a diffent approach to you and Mcgivered one together out of bits from the shed together with a few bits of spare fishing kit from the loft.

    Will post pics on 1st November, but mine isn't as asthetically pleasing as yours graham.

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    i've totally forgot about this oh well next time
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    Finished mine.

    I'll post a few photo's when I get chance.


    Richard

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    Hi folks i know this has lapsed now but i did make a hand line set up for the comp,but the night i tried to post up the pics was the night of the site crash,i have also been busy with work of late so thats the reason i'm only now getting round to posting my results.

    Anyway heres my effort,i chose to go with a multiplier reel type setup.
    The line is hand made cordage and the hook is a composite hook,its a wooden shaft and a bone barb that is lashed together with spruce root.
    The hole in the stone weight is a natural feature which is made by a clam that bores through stone,so less work for me,you've got to love nature and all her ways


    My thinking was to also incorperate a priest so as to dispatch the catch once landed,here you can see the priest seperated from the reel.


    I also had to make a toggle mechanism so that the reel would'nt fly off the priest during casting,heres the toggle components,they are made of bone and leather.


    And heres a close up of the toggle in place to stop the reel coming off the the priest,also you can see the handle of the reel which is also made of bone.


    Well thats my effort thanks for looking.

    Cheers Stuart.

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    Stunning work Stuart
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    Cheers Russ,i just need to go to the seaside sometime and try it out.

    Cheers Stuart.

    PS did anyone else finish theirs off!!!!!!
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    never even started as i forgot untill 2 days before
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    Nice work stuart f.
    A lot of thought gone into that.
    Hugo.

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