07-14-2012, 10:11 PM
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From neatorama.com, this photo of a fish hook gun, produced in the late 19th or early 20th century. When a fish yanked on the hook, the fishing line pulled the trigger, and it discharged a 4mm centerfire cartridge that sent a tiny bullet out the hole in the bottom of the shaft, shooting the fish. Not exactly catch and release....
[Image: fish-hook-gun-500x375.jpg]

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 07-14-2012, 10:34 PM
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That's a neat but odd invention... but I guess it beats having to fight the fish for hours. Judging by the size of that thing, it's meant for somewhat lager fish than the 50cm northern pikes I usually catch (mind you, I am trying to get European perch, but the pike is everywhere...)

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 07-15-2012, 05:05 AM
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I wonder if it was meant to be used as a gaff.

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 07-15-2012, 05:44 AM
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I bet the reality show "Pawn Stars" would buy that in a minute. Very unusual and thanks for posting it.

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 07-15-2012, 06:39 AM
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Can't say that would be very good for bluegill in the farm pond...

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 07-15-2012, 10:49 AM
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Well, so much for "sport" fishing. Rolleyes

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 07-15-2012, 08:01 PM
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Wow, John, that is a beauty. Where did you find it?

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