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    Re: japanese glass balls used in net fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by KERPOW View Post
    I recently bought 2 of them at Nautical Antiques in Galveston for $40ea and had them shipped to my delta house for about another $40ea. They guarantee their authenticity used in the Japan sea for many years. Still full of barnacles. Their website is "piecesofship.com". They have several of them.

    Best wishes for fishes.KERPOW!
    had a few like that, still in the net, but almost all had been free of the net. while on midway
    I would make a macramé net with nylon line for them.
    be safe

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    Re: japanese glass balls used in net fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by okie View Post
    anyone know what these are? I used to have a lot of them that I sent home while stationed on
    midway island, me ex got rid of all of them. my sister gave me one that I sent her back in the 67-68
    time frame. I made a net for it with nylon line, its still in the net but the net is pretty dirty from hanging
    in her garage for over 20 years. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of price the are now?
    the last time I saw a price it was in a bait shop south of san jose for 75.00 I think it was. i'd appreciate
    any info someone has on these glass floats (balls).
    be safe

    Here is a link with some really good information regarding the history of and where to locate them. I found this while checking out the link that CDK provided.

    Jerry

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    Found some when I was a kid in the 50's at Pidgeon Point. They were made about that time, they did not have plastic or styrofoam then. Pretty cool stuff.....Jets[ray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: japanese glass balls used in net fishing

    You can’t fix stupid, no matter how much duct tape you use!
    Doing the best I can with what's left.

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    Re: japanese glass balls used in net fishing

    I recently bought 2 of them at Nautical Antiques in Galveston for $40ea and had them shipped to my delta house for about another $40ea. They guarantee their authenticity used in the Japan sea for many years. Still full of barnacles. Their website is "piecesofship.com". They have several of them.

    Best wishes for fishes.KERPOW!

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    Re: japanese glass balls used in net fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by okie View Post
    anyone know what these are? I used to have a lot of them that I sent home while stationed on
    midway island, me ex got rid of all of them. my sister gave me one that I sent her back in the 67-68
    time frame. I made a net for it with nylon line, its still in the net but the net is pretty dirty from hanging
    in her garage for over 20 years. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of price the are now?
    the last time I saw a price it was in a bait shop south of san jose for 75.00 I think it was. i'd appreciate
    any info someone has on these glass floats (balls).
    be safe
    Hmmmm...?

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    japanese glass balls used in net fishing

    anyone know what these are? I used to have a lot of them that I sent home while stationed on
    midway island, me ex got rid of all of them. my sister gave me one that I sent her back in the 67-68
    time frame. I made a net for it with nylon line, its still in the net but the net is pretty dirty from hanging
    in her garage for over 20 years. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of price the are now?
    the last time I saw a price it was in a bait shop south of san jose for 75.00 I think it was. i'd appreciate
    any info someone has on these glass floats (balls).
    be safe

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