3bears 'foodfinder' concept slingshot - Hunting & Fishing

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 3bears, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. 3bears

    3bears New Member

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    well gents here we go.<br><br>a good year or so back now I caught Dave Canterbury's Slingbow youtube series. I could appreciate it for what it was- a great idea I the USA, but impractical and super duper illegal over here..<br><br>with the lack of anything bigger than rabbits or fowl game wise in the UK, the monster broadheads are overkill as well as bow hunting being illegal since '89 <br><br>so after a bit of thinking, and a bit of reading up it became apparent that for small game, trusty 12mm lead is nearly twice punch as a full power UK legal Air Rifle, an with a bit of practice with nearly the same range. Perfect, a catty being small, light and concealable not attracting undue attention...<br><br>now add this to one of my other favourite bits of kit, the hand line. I made one over the summer ad have had no end of fun with it- it's a US Army issue matchcase with tackle inside, a lanyard to stop the fish taking it (I nearly lost it the 1st time I had it out to a small Plaice in New Quay West Wales lol ) and some line wound around it to make the reel<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-03210324.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-03211317.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>so what would happen if we mashed these two concepts together? the prefect small game and fishing tool? small, quiet, easy to use and no fuss!<br><br>excuse the MS Paint skills gents....<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/poacher_mk_i_catty.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>now it might look a little odd here, but this is just a concept design I haven't really though about exact dimensions ect <br><br>the '<font color="#FF0000">Red</font>' section is the spot drilled out to contain the fishing tackle, I was thinking something along the lines of one of these <a href="http://www.dealextreme.com/p/aluminum-alloy-kettle-shaped-keychain-color-assorted-33430" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.dealextreme.com/p/aluminum-alloy-kettle-shaped-keychain-color-assorted-33430</a> would be easy to do, just drill it out and epoxy it in.<br><br>there are a couple of slightly raised and chamfered edges to help contain and wind the line (<font color="#00BF00">green liny bit</font>)<br><br>the fork tips on the carry are set for OTT flats or Chinese tubes, but with a bit more thinking reasoned that you could fit Taper tubes TTF like too <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>After a bit of very dodgy photoshopping (using my mobile believe it or not!) I've used the concept a bit more to incorporate John' Webb's PR3 fork<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2012-01-11151435.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>might make a bit more sense now?<br><br>stability wise I'm not sure how it would be but I'm thinking a long handle, slot mounted a bit like a stick tang on a blade into a thick bit of dowel and epoxied in- bore out a section for the tackle case n hey presto! so all in all, it would be made of 3 'parts' the fork, the dowel and the capsule, plus some epoxy....<br><br>sadly I lack the tools and space needed to take a bash at this project for now, but you never know 'one day' n all that....
     
  2. pasquale

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    Wow.This is great idea.I also like fishing.Can you make a tutorial how to build it and a test video where you catch fishs?Iwant to buildd it myself. I wish you big fishs and alot of fun!<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     

  3. 3bears

    3bears New Member

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    sadly for now it's just a concept but maybe later in the year I'll have a go at making one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hi,<br>It' s a realy good idea. I went fishing only one time in my life( long time ago) and i catch a fish, a big one... about 70... mm.
     
  5. gamekeeper john

    gamekeeper john New Member

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    love it, i gotta have a go at making one of these when i get the time <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  6. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    Seriously man this is a brill idea like your self i also like to watch cody and dave. I would never depend on one piece of equipment to carry two pieces of essential equipment without knowing i have spares but if you get that cap for the handle it will look fab. Anyway all the best with the design maybe you can ask jourg to help with the handle?
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    How did I miss this.. Forget my slingshot fishing rod lol!