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Author Topic: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..  (Read 1693 times)

Nessmuck

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Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« on: Jan 10, 2017, 08:39 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 ??

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2017, 08:49 PM »
Didn't make my own but my rabbit fur hat it my go tooooo.  So warm
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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2017, 09:43 PM »
Badger.  Too warm for anything but the coldest days.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2017, 09:57 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.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2017, 10:21 PM »
Crown-Cap rabbit lined aviator. Best winter hat I've ever owned.

Note: dogs love em'!

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2017, 05:04 AM »
Rabbit fur here, buddy had one made out of arctic fox.  It came with a warning about wearing it in
low light conditions where large owls were present.   Legend, real or not, has it that guys have been
attacked by great horned owls at dusk.  They are warm.


fish on, fish off

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2017, 05:37 AM »
  I have one made from Coyote.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2017, 05:50 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!
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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #8 on: Jan 11, 2017, 06:53 AM »
I bought my wife a quivut hat.  Quivut is muskox wool and is considered  the finest and warmest cashmere in the world.  She can wear that hat at 40 below with out a chill.  I would really like a seal skin hat but I think I'll wait till I shoot my own muskox and have my own hat made.
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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #9 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:11 AM »
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 #10 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:32 AM »
rocked a rabbit fur mad bomber for years.it was one warm sob.
 

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #11 on: Jan 11, 2017, 10:36 AM »
I have a rabbit fur mad bomber.  Plenty warm enough for me.  I would love a skunk hat like Curly had on the 3 Stooges.
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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #12 on: Jan 11, 2017, 10:40 AM »
Wear a rabbit fur with leather outer. Can't beat it!

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #13 on: Jan 11, 2017, 10:44 AM »
Also Beaver, locally trapped by a good friend, also made at Foxx furs. I can only wear it when it's zero or below. Too hot otherwise. Easily the warmest hat I've ever owned by a long shot. I'd put a pic in, but can't seem to figure it out.


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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #14 on: Jan 11, 2017, 11:01 AM »
I have a rabbit fur hat, super warm.  On a side note there was a post on here a while ago where the guy asked about buying a fur hat and people posted some places but I'm not sure what section it was in.  If I find it I'll post it for anyone who might want to buy one.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #15 on: Jan 11, 2017, 11:18 AM »
F & T sells tanned pelts at reasonable prices... for those who don't have the time to gather your own.

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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #16 on: Jan 11, 2017, 11:21 AM »
"It's a rat hat - And a poorly made one, even by rat hat standards" (Seinfeld)
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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #17 on: Jan 11, 2017, 11:25 AM »
Had a rabbit fur hat and left it in the shanty at the end of last season
Looks like the squirrels liked it it more than I did. They stole every bit of fur
out of the hat. At least they left the shanty alone. Rabbit fur fed squirrels taste
pretty dang good!
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Re: Ice fishing & Fur Hats ..
« Reply #18 on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:53 PM »
I bought my wife a quivut hat.  Quivut is muskox wool and is considered  the finest and warmest cashmere in the world.  She can wear that hat at 40 below with out a chill.  I would really like a seal skin hat but I think I'll wait till I shoot my own muskox and have my own hat made.


My wife and I picked up some qivuit gear when we were in AK for our honeymoon.  I got a hat and she got an earwarmer/headband thing.  Unbelievable how warm that stuff is, especially for how moderately thin/light the knit is.
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