Fishing priest - the last prayer...

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Fishing priest
the last prayer…

I was with a friend on a small tour to Sweden, here I found a beautiful old fishing rod in a box I could not resist.
So I bought the lot and once home I decided to bring back life and add some new to this old set.
One of the things I wanted to add was a priest that was small enough to fit in the box and yet heavy enough to do it’s job.

(A priest is the tool you use to kill the fish fast and easy, may they rest in peace and my stomach).

1. The priest.
2. Turning a handle.
3. Weight from brass and bling from plexiglass.
4. Glue up, epoxy and making a repair.
5. Bling. ;-)
6. Now ready to go fishing.

Perhaps this can inspire to make some fishing tools,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-14-2015 02:23 PM

Impossible not to like this I think.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 03-14-2015 02:28 PM

I suppose you use the fishing priest as a club to knock it out? That’s a nice fishing box set that I’m sure has quite some history with lots of good stories to tell if it could speak. Although, the patina on it is speaking volumes! Nice save.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 03-14-2015 03:04 PM

Wonderful box of goodies. Is that an old ABU multiplier hiding in one of the compartments. I have a Record 1550 Model C that looks very similar? The priest is a worthy addition.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 03-14-2015 04:17 PM

oh, you had to bring it up… See, i have this addiction with fishing; and now I have to know, how goes your fishing in your part of this world?
Nice post!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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#5 posted 03-14-2015 04:41 PM

Fishing Priest. HA That’s what I need, someone to pray for me when I’m fishing so I actually catch something…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 03-14-2015 06:04 PM

What a great find. I have for some time wanted to build a fly fishing pole. Something about the feel of a wooden pole as compared to fiberglass. Love the box. Like MMH said, If only it could speak….... Never heard of a Priest to dispatch the fish. I just try to drown mine…. chuckle

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 03-14-2015 06:07 PM

Well done and beautiful too. Skittfiske Mads! (I hope that translates ok from Norsk To Dansk).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-14-2015 07:13 PM

Pretty cool set Mads and the priest makes a wonderful addition.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#9 posted 03-14-2015 07:15 PM

Just love it mads, you sure know how to add the finishing touch to any project :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-14-2015 09:33 PM

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#11 posted 03-14-2015 10:13 PM

Lovely as always mate

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#12 posted 03-15-2015 01:03 AM


Love that box containing all of the fishing equipment!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 03-15-2015 04:21 AM

Now, THAT IS REALLY COOL!!! Great job and absolutely love the old fishing box

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#14 posted 03-15-2015 04:53 AM

It blends in and looks like it was meant to be there.

-- Rick M,

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#15 posted 03-15-2015 10:55 AM

Agree, it looks original to the set, Mads. Well, maybe not the plexiglass, but who cares, it’s cool. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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