Drone fishing: Fishing for Bronze Whalers at Gansbaai South Africa

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  1. Gert Odendaal

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    Members, the following week we went spearfishing/rokand surf fishing in the Gourits region near Mosselbaai/Kononkop/...the weather were rough so spearfishing did not work out...fishing was difficult due to so many reefs and too light tackle I used. We did use our time to make leather Velskoene/Vellies as our South Africans calls them. These velskoene /leather shoes will be use on our 1885 Era Black powder hunt this year..I do have difficulties to upload these photos on the video/photo add media...here is another method I am using to show you some photos: Wallace Vosloo taught /mentor Ruan and me to make the vellies without using a shoe last, one pair for me and one for Ruan...:A Banana::A Big Hello:
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    That is pretty darn cool! You have some skills!
     

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    What did you use to sew the leather?
     

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    Chukar, thank you for the positive reply. Wayne, I used waxed thread, made from cotton , it is an excellent product and is used for leather work...
     

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    I will be filling up the velskoene/leather shoes with hot water, leave it for a while to turn luke warm, step into it, wearing it until it is dry, this will ensure the leather conform to the form of my feet...(y)(y)
     

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    Hand stitched or machine ?
     

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    No,no all this is done by hand, this is what it is about, to use as few equipment as possible and still make something functional. We only used : an awl, two leather stitching needles, waxed flax thread, a hollow punch, carpet knife and my own two hands. :A Banana:
     
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