The Swede Picking Hook
A very popular model that is comfortable and easy to hold for long hours of steady Picking.
Tapered at the top and wider at the bottom making for an easy grip to ease the stress of hours of gripping.
Carved and used by Swede Munson, the name says it all... A hard working fellow, who migrated north for 55 seasons to catch the bounty of the Alaska waters. Always a huge smile and full of enthusiasm, never without a story to tell.
The picking hook is a versatile tool that is used by gillnet fisherman to help in the aid of removing salmon from the net. Also to help move fish around deck and into the brailers. The Picking Hook helps to alleviate stress and soreness on the hand and fingers.
Picking Hooks over the last century were carved and made personally to one’s hand and shape. With the advent of composite materials, Macondray Fish Company saw the opportunity to help. We acquired the hand carved Picks of the masters and began replicating the shapes of a few of the true master picking hook carvers.