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    Posted: 29 Oct 2010 at 11:40am
Locally made Solmon Island lures obtained  early 80's made from all local materials turtle shell gold lip shell two of them in the middle of the picture  appear to be made out of bone local fibres made by the women rubbed up and down on their smooth legs to get the twst into the fibre to add to its strengh. Paddled behind canoes to catch various forms tuna the small varieties.
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Interesting bunch john, you have been posting some different types of lures, thanks.... its good to see variety.
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Very interesting and different lures. Did you have any trouble getting these through customs? Looks like there is a lot of animal content in them.
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Brought back to Australia late 70's early 80's used to catch mainly bonito and other smaller species of the tuna family that frequent the waters. Were used behind dug out canoes attached to local string.
 There was another lure that was very popular was the white pith out of a plant {unable to remember name" The Captain "maybe able to help us on this one when he returns} on the island wrapped round a large hook.
We caught a.lot of mackeral and wahoo on it,when it got shabby they stripped it and re- tied a fresh piece on the hook and started again.
Very inexpensive fishing but successful .
No refrigeration available,what was caught was cooked and any excess shared and if some  other group was successful on another day they did the same thing. It was the only way to survive.
Not much has changed to this day unless a family member sends back a bag of rice or packet of tea and sugar to assist which are regarded as luxury items.
 
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Sounds like they live the way we all should. Would have been a great experience to fish the traditional way and very sustainable too.
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Came across this photo, released in a German book (1936) by a traveller visiting the Solomons.
Bonito lures, and small tuna lures from local material.
Possibly three different makers


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Amazing lures John, It's a credit to the makers and their history.

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