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SLAYERFISH

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #20 on: Jan 11, 2017, 01:10 PM »
Mad Bomber is my lucky hat!





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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #21 on: Jan 11, 2017, 01:15 PM »
My go to ice fishing Tuk is a Beaver/Otter fur hat..Russian Style...my son has a Coon /Fisher combo Russian style.....warm as toast...has to be 20 or colder to wear them. It's even better we trapped the animals ,skinned them and sent them out for tanning...and had USAFOXX make the hats. Quite a journey...but worth it. Anyone else rocking the fur ??

Was there a price break for providing your own fur?  They are spendy for sure but if I could justify it by getting my own fur then there's some awesome heirloom in the waiting.
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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #22 on: Jan 11, 2017, 06:18 PM »
I've just gotten into furbearer trapping, and one of those hats is first on the list when I get a couple large coons.  My wife wants a scarf, so told her she would have to wait till I get some martens or something with short fur.

Mittens are on the high priority list as well, for both of us.  Me for ice fishing, her for everyday use.  She's ALWAYS cold.

How did ya like the USAF&F quality, turn around time, etc....?  We are looking at using them as well.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #23 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:43 PM »
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=334162.msg3541274#msg3541274

That's the topic I was thinking of, just couldn't remember where I saw it or remember the title.  Thanks for finding and posting it.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #24 on: Jan 11, 2017, 09:01 PM »
u bet :)

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #25 on: Jan 12, 2017, 10:15 AM »
Nothing warmer than my seal skin and beaver hat!

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #26 on: Jan 12, 2017, 12:24 PM »
Just Mad Bomber real rabbit fur, one canvas and one deer skin.  I worn that canvas one for about 15 years before it simply fell apart from rot.  Damn I miss that hat.  That was my favorite.

The Mad Bomber is the Bomb!!!   Gets too warm some days in Iowa.  Couldn't imagine wearing some of the other fur hats mentioned. My brain would boil.



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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #27 on: Jan 12, 2017, 02:12 PM »
fur hats are awesome, unless they are faux

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #28 on: Jan 12, 2017, 03:02 PM »
my mad bomber is so hot,only ware when sooo cold ;D

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #29 on: Jan 12, 2017, 03:29 PM »
How do you guys clean the fur part of your hats? I've had a Mad Bomber for a couple years and there is quite a bit of sweat built up in the fur. I tried gently scrubbing it with a brush and water but it didn't seem to help very much.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #30 on: Jan 12, 2017, 04:26 PM »
my mad bomber is so hot,only ware when sooo cold ;D

Do the same here. Made bomber is for the really cold days but a simple stocking hat when it's warmer.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #31 on: Jan 12, 2017, 05:17 PM »
My wife's aunt passed and she wound up with this horrible turquoise wool coat.

With an incredible silver fox collar....

Well, she hated the coat and was going to donate it. I scavenged the collar, donated the coat and prevailed upon my mother (the eclectic seamstress). I got me a trooper style silver fox fur hat. Almost looks Russian style it's so full. Can't wear the dang thing unless it's single digits (F) or less.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #32 on: Jan 12, 2017, 06:38 PM »


Trapped this coyote in my back yard, skinned, fleshed, and tanned myself using a kit.  Had a lady from Alaska make the hat, Alaska Spirit Crafts is her business.  You can find her on facebook.  She made 2 hats from the 1 coyote, $75 each.  I thought she did a wonderful job. 

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #33 on: Jan 12, 2017, 06:39 PM »


Another pic.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #34 on: Jan 12, 2017, 06:49 PM »
What's up with the Parenting skills ?...:)

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #35 on: Jan 12, 2017, 08:01 PM »
I do too, muskrat trooper hat, beaver chopper mitts.


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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #36 on: Jan 12, 2017, 10:04 PM »
I'm a free trapper, I'll trade my phlures with the highest bidder. Quote from Mountain Men and Charlton Heston.

I have a free trapper with a beaver pelt.

I wear it fall and winter.

Love it.
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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #37 on: Jan 13, 2017, 06:38 AM »
I've got one from Russia. Heck if i know what kind of fur it is. All I do know is that it's black and warm as all get out!

Its dog fur.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #38 on: Jan 13, 2017, 07:03 AM »
as a trapper I love this thread!!! eat meat wear fur!!!! I have a few yotes rom this season being tanned and would love to get a hat made!

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #39 on: Jan 13, 2017, 08:31 AM »
 Like the coyote hat if I hit one with my car i'll skin it.. Who the hell has a kid out no shirt in the winter,, A hat isn't going to save you.. crazy folks

 

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