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Survival: How to Make a Fish Hook From Natural Materials [VIDEO]

Survival and bushcraft expert Ray Mears shows how to make a fish hook from raw, natural materials.

I confess that I’m a big fan of Ray Mears. His survival and bushcraft videos are, in my opinion, the very best.

Here, he quickly instructs the viewer on how to fashion a functional fish hook from twig, root and bone, using only a belt knife.

This is, of course, a practical skill that might come in handy should you find yourself in a survival situation. But it’s also a fun bushcraft activity to practice when camping or trekking.

A fish hook like this is functional and will work when attached to a line – whether manufactured or natural cordage – and baited.

I’ve fashioned primitive fish hooks like this and they also make an interesting and conversation worthy of display for an office or man cave. Simply encase several in a picture frame for hanging on the wall.

Survival: How to Make a Fish Hook From Natural Materials [VIDEO]