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Category — Spring & Lever Hooks

Spring & Lever Hooks

 At  the last Phillips sale I was surprised to see the appearance of a spring loaded hook. This particular one was Swedish and I first came across this hook in the early 1970’s when I was doing my arctic warfare training in Norway. The idea was to bait the hook with a small baitfish, lower it into an ice hole and wait for a large pike to take the offering. Thus providing a meal, that was the theory.

Eagle Claw Hook

Eagle Claw Hook

During the last year or so I have  come across other spring loaded hooks and  decided to do a little bit of digging to find what was available to the  researcher.

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March 17, 2010   8 Comments