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Colonial Fishing Equipment & Fire-Starting Kits

Hand-forged Fish Hooks
These hand-forged fishhook are made by Fish Hook Forge (my dad), in various sizes. Small, Medium, Large. They are eyeless fishhooks, hooks with eyes are available at an additional cost.  
$3.00 each

Colonial Fishing Kits
$20.00 each
Included in the 18th Century Fishing Kits are: 
four handforged hooks, line, wax, weight, and cork for a bobber in a round tin.                 

Firestarting Kits
Small (pictured) $20.00 each

Large $25.00 each

Firestarting kits include tow (tinder), char cloth, flint and striker. The large kit includes a candle and the top of the tin is a candle holder.       

Email me for more information or if you have any questions

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Hand-tied Fishing Flies
The photo only shows a small variety of the hand-tied flies available on the hand-forged 18th century fish hooks. Each hand-tied fishing fly also comes with approximately 3 feet of hand braided horse-tail leader. If you have a specific fly pattern or approximate hook size you would like a hand-tied fly done on the hand-forged fish hooks, please send an inquiry with the hook size and pattern name. We will reply as soon as possible with the closest hook size and if the material needed is available.
Tolles' Hand-tied fly: $10-$15 each
Bee's Wax Cakes
Bee's wax was used to wax early linen, silk, and cotton threads. Since the spinning process was usually by hand and not as even as modern available threads. Please note that this is one form of wax used to wax threads. More common among the lower and middle classes, earwax would be used for sewing. These bee's wax cakes can be used for waxing your fishing or crabbing lines. The small wax cakes are in the shapes of a fish and a turtle. You get one of each.

$1.00 for one of each
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Horn & Bone Fishing Net Shuttles
These shuttles are copied from family heirlooms in bone and horn
. These are used to make fishing nets (hand nets and seines).
Small $14.00 each
Large $18.00 each