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When I was a kid I made a bola out of some rocks and twine. I spent hours outside throwing that thing around tree limbs, posts and even tried to snare a couple of cats. Curious if anybody else ever made one or as any experiance with them? Now that I make my own monkey fists i'm going to make a proper one, once it is together I will post some pictures.

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Yeah, I made some when I was a kid with some scrap leather and stones. Never really got the hang of using them properly though. Some year later I was out in the sticks and came upon a fellow camper using one to catch a rabbit, blew my mind seeing that.

 

Come to think of it, I have some scrap leather on hand...

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LOL, I cheated and made mine out of lead fishing weights and trot line main staging. On the coast you can get lead bank sinkers up yo 10 ounces. I made mine out of lighter stuff since squirrels and such were my main attraction.

 

Did you ever get a cat? I did and the real action started when I tried to release him mostly unharmed. In the end he ended up stuffed head first in my boot while I did surgery on him. He had a habit of courting behind my parents house and yowling all night. THEN he got into my car and pissed on my seats in my 56 Chevy. Percy was a much nicer cat after I neutered him. I had to have my seats reupholstered, you can't ever get that smell out of cloth upholstery!

 

I know that sounded cruel but plan B was a lot more permanent so I took the lesser of two routes. I'm a country boy and have nutted or helped castrate all sorts of animals on the farm and knew what I was doing. Percy's owner didn't even notice that it was done until the Vet asked her when she had had him neutered. She took him in about 4 or 5 months later because he was staying home and didn't seem to be as full of crap as he usually was.

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I think everyone should try all kinds of weapons some people have natural talent and

some times we just do not have the knack.

 

but until you try you never will know.

This is very true snake. There are several things out there that I had never tried before and didn't think I would be very good at but I soon found out that I have a knack for picking most things up quite easily, so you never know until you try. By the way sorry guys for not completing the bola yet and posting pics, been pretty busy and tiring with the new little guy here.

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