Saturday, October 23, 2010

18th Century Style Bait Horns by Ron Vail

These are based on a horn from the 1700's that is in a private collection. This horn was used to carry grubs, crickets, grasshoppers, worms, etc. while fishing. I believe that the original was homemade rather than made by a professional. At this time I don't know if this was a fairly common item or if this was one person's idea and made for his own use. 

Copy by
Ron Vail with photo by Shelly Vail.

1 comment:

  1. The original horn used by Ron for these nice reproductions has numerous small "air" holes in the horn... as do all of the originals from that era.