Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Halibut hooks were set, usually on the bottom of fishing banks, to gather the rich harvest of halibut. Historically, they were made out of wood, bone and spruce root. To entice the fish to bite, the hooks were carved with spirit helpers to call the halibut to bite and be caught, usually they used a piece of octopus leg tied to the hook.


Orca halibut hook, with stand.
Alder, cedar bark, bone + abalone shell.
The piece was carved with a orca spirit to entice the halibut to bite, and the fisherman would also talk down the line.


Raven halibut hook, with stand.
Alder,cedar bark, abalone shell,bone.



wolf halibut hook
alder, bone, abalone shell, cedar bark



Raven halibut hook
Alder,cedar bark, abalone shell,bone.



orca/killerwhale halibut hook.
alder,abalone shell, cedar bark, bone.



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