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Tippets: Oldest Fishing Hooks Found, Triggering a Trout Strike

On Okinawa Island between mainland Japan and Taiwan researchers have found the world’s oldest fish hook to date. The hooks, carved from shells, date back approximately 23,000 years and were used to catch parrotfish and eels. The research is published … more ?
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