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PriestmakerMarch 2nd, 2008, 12:06 pm
Newcastle On Tyne

Posts: 14
Hi All.
Nice site you have here, Interesting articles. Nice one.
High Quality Antler priests, for Salmon ~ Trout ~ Gamebirds. Made from Stag Antler, capped with Indian Water Buffalo Horn. see my Gallery here
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg55/thepriestmaker/
TaxonMarch 2nd, 2008, 12:23 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1295
Welcome aboard, Paul. You are from England on the River Tyne, right?
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
PriestmakerMarch 2nd, 2008, 12:49 pm
Newcastle On Tyne

Posts: 14
Yes, Thats right, I live on the North Side of the tyne. Yo know it??
High Quality Antler priests, for Salmon ~ Trout ~ Gamebirds. Made from Stag Antler, capped with Indian Water Buffalo Horn. see my Gallery here
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg55/thepriestmaker/
TaxonMarch 2nd, 2008, 3:23 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1295
No, Paul, I don't. I Googled your location in an attempt to learn where you were from, and then sought confirmation. Do you fish?
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
TroutnutMarch 3rd, 2008, 1:16 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2544
Welcome!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
PriestmakerMarch 3rd, 2008, 2:19 pm
Newcastle On Tyne

Posts: 14
Yes I fish, mostly for trout in resevoirs, stillwater fisheries, lakes.
The river Tyne is considered to be one of the best salmon rivers in england, but too expensive. I make priests as a hobby, and sold some to a guy in Anchorage. Ive subsequently been invited over in 2009,to fish the salmon runs,Im flying out with two mates, really looking forward to it.
My personal best is a rainbow, a little under 9 lb.
Hope to better it this season. heres my web album.
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg55/thepriestmaker/
High Quality Antler priests, for Salmon ~ Trout ~ Gamebirds. Made from Stag Antler, capped with Indian Water Buffalo Horn. see my Gallery here
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg55/thepriestmaker/
SmallstreamMarch 3rd, 2008, 4:16 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
"scratches head" make preists? like the holy kind?
CaseyPMarch 3rd, 2008, 6:31 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
smallstream, a "priest" is also a fishing accessory, but in this age of CPR fishing, not very many people use them. salmon fishers in Alaska bring the fish home, you see, so they need one.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
PriestmakerMarch 3rd, 2008, 10:21 pm
Newcastle On Tyne

Posts: 14
Thats right Casey, in England too a lot of fish are taken for the table.. I was rather surprised to learn from another site, that in most of the US all fish are returned.
Smallstream, Its called a priest, as its used to administer"The last rites" to a fish, rather than leave them to slowly die.
High Quality Antler priests, for Salmon ~ Trout ~ Gamebirds. Made from Stag Antler, capped with Indian Water Buffalo Horn. see my Gallery here
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg55/thepriestmaker/
SmallstreamMarch 4th, 2008, 7:02 am
State College, PA

Posts: 103
haha oh I see, like a club or something
SofthackleMarch 4th, 2008, 7:51 am
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Welcome, I always find it a real pleasure conversing with fishermen from England.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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CaseyPMarch 4th, 2008, 9:45 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
in England too a lot of fish are taken for the table--Priestmaker

when i visited England last year, my hosts were mystified why i didn't bring home some fish for the table. my treat at the fish'n'chips shop fixed that!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
PriestmakerMarch 4th, 2008, 10:12 am
Newcastle On Tyne

Posts: 14
Smallstream, If youcopy and post the link in my earlier post (photobucket)into your browser, youll see the prists.
Heres a link to a site you might find interesting.

http://www.flyforums.co.uk/index.php
Paul
High Quality Antler priests, for Salmon ~ Trout ~ Gamebirds. Made from Stag Antler, capped with Indian Water Buffalo Horn. see my Gallery here
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg55/thepriestmaker/
SmallstreamMarch 4th, 2008, 7:01 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
those look very nice, likes works of art. I bet it feels a little less barbaric to the person than slamming the fish's head against a rock.
LenHMarch 5th, 2008, 8:37 am
driftless area

Posts: 58
thanks for the UK link.

gonna join later.

Len
CaseyPMarch 5th, 2008, 11:17 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
I bet it feels a little less barbaric to the person than slamming the fish's head against a rock--Smallstream

and classier than smacking it upside the head with a pair of rusty pliers that live in the bilge. (one of those moments i wish i'd not seen because it was so unexpected...) are they horn or wood? and how are they made heavy?
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
PriestmakerMarch 5th, 2008, 2:44 pm
Newcastle On Tyne

Posts: 14
Casey, thay are Made from Stag Antler. I drill out one end, a half inch bore, around one and a half inches deep. Fill with lead. then take a brass wire brush on a drill, and clean off the crap, mud etc.
Cap the ends with slices of buffalo horn, then scrub the whole lot with bleach, and wash, then dry. then the priest is is sanded down using a belt sander, then finer grades of abrasive paper. Then finally polished with metal polish. I usually add a brass centre to one end.
Then a waxed leather thong and toggle.
copy this into your browser.
youll see them.
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg55/thepriestmaker/

paul
High Quality Antler priests, for Salmon ~ Trout ~ Gamebirds. Made from Stag Antler, capped with Indian Water Buffalo Horn. see my Gallery here
http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg55/thepriestmaker/
CaseyPMarch 5th, 2008, 5:59 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
gorgeous! your pictures of the process are neat, too.
why are good hand-made tools so much more fun to use? got a bodkin made from a piece of Yellowstone River driftwood that, no offense to Dr. Slick, makes my standard store-bought one seem crude and overdone.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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