THE CHICKEN NECK BAIT
By C. E. WAXLUAN
I will contribute a little kink that has helped me to get many a nice trout, and if tried by others of the angling fraternity I know that they will be well paid for their trouble.
The kink consists of a hook, to your own liking, treated with a piece of skin taken from the neck of a chicken after it has been cleaned for cooking, but before it has been singed. You will notice that this skin is covered with fine silvery hair. I cut this in fine strips not wider than one-sixteenth of an inch and three or four inches long. I wind this spiral fashion from just below the barb on the hook to the eye, or to where the snell fastens on, tying each end with a piece of white silk thread. I then lay it away to dry, when it is ready for use. The silvery hairs will stick out all around the hook, and when cast on the water it makes as tempting bait as any decent trout might wish to get his eyes upon. This kink may not be new to some, but I have passed it along and am helping to boost the kink department.
Katz, Harry N. Kinks A Book of 250 Helpful Hints for Hunters, Anglers and Outers. Chicago: Outers, 1917. Print.
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