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Darkhouse Spearing across N. America

*** Add this book for $7.95 and FREE SHIPPING with any spear order!! It has been nearly ten years since the first edition of Darkhouse Spearfishing Across North America was published. The 1,000 copies of the first edition, printed in 1992, were sold out by late 1996. They were sold to spearing enthusiasts, book stores, libraries, bait shops, collectors, and others as far away as Alaska, New England, and California. However, there was still a strong demand for this book, since it is the only book in print devoted entirely to darkhouse spearfishing. Many parts of the first printing appeared in Jackfish Journal and other local outdoor sports newspapers. Fur-Fish-Game magazine published a summary in 1994 ("Darkhouse Spearfishing," Fur-Fish-Game 91(2):12-15) and some photos were published in Outdoor Life magazine (January 1997). The Second Edition contains all the text that was in the First Edition. Text has been added in several areas-36 additional pages--especially in the chapters on Alaska and South Dakota, and some additional photos are included. The four parts of the book contain 14 chapters. Part I provides the background with chapters on introduction, history, and the controversy. Part II provides an overall description with chapters on shelters, equipment, and a day in the darkhouse. Part III covers spearing activity in each of the seven states where it is practiced Minnesota, Alaska, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Part IV, precautions & predictions, discusses ice fishing safety and provides some concluding comments. In his foreword Philip Nusbaum, Minnesota State Arts Board folklorist, writes "Jay Leitch has delivered the definitive treatment of spearing, told in a way that is factual, yet also relates to the depth of feeling the old-timers have for the sport." There are nearly 100 photographs and over 30 drawings. Many of the facts and arguments in the book are backed by the 75 references to other publications.


 
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8" Pike Spear Basic

This spear is our basic model. Constructed of USA made 1050 spring steel that has been hardened and tempered coupled with a 1018 hex steel shaft. It features an 8" spear head width, 7 tines and a 57" overall length. Our standard sandblast finish with a light clear coat. This spear will reach your target down to 8 feet plus. Simple and clean but very effective! Please let us know if you prefer a lightly oiled finish when you use the paypal checkout. Thanks for looking!! Comes complete with 16' of line already attached and ready to go! NOTE: Please call or email for shipping costs to your town. Thanks!


 
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8" Pike Spear - Hand Finished

This spear is our basic model that has been hand ground. We have polished and ground the points and tines to a very nice finish. Constructed of USA made 1050 spring steel that has been hardened and tempered coupled with a 1018 hex steel shaft. It features an 8" spear head width, 7 tines and a 57" overall length. Our standard sandblast finish with a light clear coat. The ground points and tines will be lightly oiled. This spear will reach your target down to 8 feet plus. Simple and clean but very effective! Thanks for looking!! Comes complete with 16' of line already attached and ready to go! NOTE: These are hand finished to order so please add a few extra days to receive your spear. Please call or email for shipping costs to your town. Thanks!


 
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8" Pike Spear Basic with Backer Weights

This spear is our basic model. Constructed of USA made 1050 spring steel that has been hardened and tempered coupled with a 1018 hex steel shaft. It features an 8" spear head width, 7 tines and a 57" overall length. Our standard sandblast finish with a lightly oiled finish. This spear will reach your target down to 8 feet plus. Simple and clean but very effective! Thanks for looking!! Comes complete with 16' of line already attached and ready to go! NOTE: Please call or email for shipping costs to your town. Thanks!


 
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8" Pike Spear with Backer Weight- Hand Finished

This spear has an additional "backer" weight added to the spear head. This allows you to spear in water that is 12 feet plus. In addition, the points and tines on this spear that have been hand ground. We have polished and ground the points and tines to a very nice finish. Constructed of USA made 1050 spring steel that has been hardened and tempered coupled with a 1018 hex steel shaft. It features an 8" spear head width, 7 tines and a 57" overall length. Our standard sandblast finish with a light clear coat. The ground points and tines will be lightly oiled. This spear will reach your target down to 8 feet plus. Simple and clean but very effective! Thanks for looking!! Comes complete with 16' of line already attached and ready to go! NOTE: These are hand finished to order so please add a few extra days to receive your spear. Please call or email for shipping costs to your town. Thanks!


 
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