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Traditional Tlingit Fishing Tools
Text and photos by Naash Richey

Halibut Hooks

 Halibut hooks: Halibut hooks were V shaped and could only catch 30 to 50 pound fish. Any fish larger then 50 pounds could likely sink a canoe. The line on halibut hooks was made out of red cedar fiber and sinew (seal gut) which are both strong materials.