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    Cool Homemade spear gig for frogs

    This is my first attempt at a homemade frog gig.

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    I used Yucca cordage that I made, as well as thin strips of bark as lashings. I cut end in half horizontally then turn 90 degrees and cut again. I then wedged two sticks about pencil diameter into the splits like a + . Using my yucca & bark lashings i secured it. Will next fire harden tines.

    Length of gig: 5 feet
    Weight 2 lbs
    Last edited by jack trapper; 05-18-2011 at 02:39 PM.

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    Well done. Let us know how it works.
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    That is a nice job. I had never thought about fire hardening one.

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    Looks like it should do a good job of making frogs a bit less waterproof.

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    i used this same principle except i used a small pinecone for my spacer and wrapped it with popular tree bark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Survival Guy 10 View Post
    i used this same principle except i used a small pinecone for my spacer and wrapped it with popular tree bark
    What I did here I saw done on Survivorman.

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    I figured fire hardening it would make the points more durable for repeated use. Was just making it up as I went. I just made two knives I'm going to post next. oh yeah!

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    Anyone mind giving me some tips about fire-hardening? Should the wood be far from the flames, or right inside them, or... I dunno?

    Also, how is this "4-fierce" better than a spear with only 1 sharp edge? Higher chances to hit small games?

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    You want to dry the wood, not burn it up completely. This shrinks the wood overall and makes it more solid, so it ends up being harder.

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    Watch the end of this video for tips on hardening wood.

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