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.