May 12 2010

Nasal Bone

Published by at 12:08 am under Expeditions and Experiences

Finally, after a lot of delay the moose skin is finally scraped. One of the nearest days I’ll brain, frame and soften it. Found a moose scull and I thought I’d try the nasal bone hook which was suggested. The photo is of one of the bones after removal, but before working it. This was mostly an excersise in anatomy for me though, since I don’t know what I’d fish with such a massive hook. The hooks I prefer for the local trout are about as big as my pinky finger nail.

Spring is cold this year. It has been minus degrees every night for a long time. Snow is still falling every now and then, there was a light drizzle today.


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2 Responses to “Nasal Bone”

  1. Deus Ex Machinaon 12 May 2010 at 4:13 am

    I envy your life style. I have been working on hide tanning on and off … mostly off because I have been unable to remove myself from the “standard” money grind. I hope to finish at least one moose hide before fall, as well as the deer hides I have gathered. Then I can justify acquiring more of them. Thank you for sharing your adventure.

  2. Coleuson 12 May 2010 at 6:42 am

    How dead was the Moose when you found it? At what point does decomposition compromise the integrity of the hide?

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