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Thread: Rolled copper hair tubes......Not always!

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  1. #1
    Jul 2012
    In da bush
    Fisher's 1266X, 1270X & 1280X
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    Rolled copper hair tubes......Not always!


    It's been awhile but I'm back with the same user name but a new account.

    This is a practice post as I have not posted with the new forum format yet.

    Over the years at fur trade sites, I've found several rolled tubes made from kettle scrap that my friends and I assumed were hair tubes.

    Here's one I found this year except it was together with something else that adds a different spin on these rolled tubes......

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    I didn't find this tube on it's own, it was fitted on top of this when I dug the target.......

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    Totally makes sense as the tube would have been shiny back in the day and it protects the line where it ties to the fish hook.

    This is probably a common practice at coastal fishing communities but my find came from a Native camp on the Prairies.

    When I took the rolled tube off of the hook, you can see the bright red rust indicating that these two finds were indeed together like I am implying here.

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    This hook came from undisturbed ground. I consider it an important find not for monetary value but for the historical information it provides.

    Always learning something new!

    Happy hunting.

    Last edited by Muddyhandz; Jul 01, 2012 at 01:29 PM.
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  2. #2
    Nov 2011
    225 times
    Relic Hunting
    That's a rare artifact Muddy. It nice to find the creative pieces that people back then made.

    Nice to see your post!!!
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  3. #3
    Mar 2010
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    Well back then, you could not go to the nearest Walmart for a jig...you made them. I think it would have been very effective.
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  4. #4

    Jun 2012
    4 times
    The copper would have been shiny and as we know fish are attracted to shiny things. I have found old homemade ones in yard sales where they just took a short piece of copper pipe and attach hooks to it. I have heard that it was used more during the depression according to my grandpa.
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  5. #5
    Jun 2011
    Southwest Georgia
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    That's interesting and you just taught me something. I've found those before and did not know what they were used for. Thanks!
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  6. #6

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    How ya doin Muddy!!I have to check in over here every now and then ,to see how your doin,glad I did thats awesome!!!!These types of relics are my favorite!
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