Halibut hooks

Halibut hooks
15 June, 2020

Halibut hooks

Making traditional halibut hooks from natural material

Halibut hooks were mainly used by First Nation people of Amerika/Canada of the northwest coast. In this masterclass we are mainly going to focus on creating this beautiful hook. In order to do so we will go from working with wood, bone, roots, bark and other kinds of material to carving and steam bending our way into the product as well as working with deer tallow to stop the wood from becoming wet again.

You learn about the materials that are used in this hook, how the fish behave and what people invent to catch fish that can weight up to 600 pounds. The effort and the quality of the halibut hook must be outstanding in order to function properly. And that is what we are going to do in this masterclass: making a beautiful, workable, high-quality and specialized fishhook with a varity of materials.

What are we going to do:

Short theory about ancient fishing techniques





Timetable: 5 may 2021 at 9:30 am

Duration: The masterclass will last 7 hours
Costs Masterclass: €59,50

Take the following with you:

Own knife

About The Speaker

Nature is the dominant theme in Thijmen’s life. It has been for as long as he can remember. When he was still a young boy, his father used to take him out on a regular basis to watch the wildlife, tend to bees and to find an altogether sense of serenity in nature. During his father’s twelve-year absence, Thijmen tended to find exactly that in forests everywhere. Thijmen grew up amongst hunters, nature lovers, bee keepers en many other nature oriented enthusiasts. At the tender age of seventeen, Thijmen moved out being already well groomed to meet nature’s tough demands. It was at this age with an already high basis he started developing his know-how of nature by his own initiative. He stocked up on nature themed books, went out to forests with friends and acquaintances and experimented with all kinds of building shelter, crafting cordage, foraging for food and gaining an overall experience of living in the wild. Read more >

Sessions by Thijmen Apswoude

4 may 2021 - MASTERCLASS

5 may 2021 - MASTERCLASS