Home of the Alaska Fishbonker--a real piece of Alaska
What the heck is a Fish Bonker?
Good question! They go by many names:
But no matter what you call them, they are the fisherman's essential tool used for the quick and humane dispatch of any fish you plan on keeping. With one of my finely handcrafted Fish Bonkers at the ready on all of your fishing adventures, you'll never again scramble for a rock or limb on the riverbank.
Why do some of the Fish Bonkers look like they still have bark on them?
I presently turn Fish Bonkers in two styles; Rustic and Sleek.
What types of wood do you use?
All of my bonkers are made from seasoned Birch, Aspen or Willow. No two will be exactly alike as each is individually crafted on the lathe. I work to incorporate the wood's natural bark, defects and knots to make each Bonker a unique piece.
In general, the differences between the different woods I use are as follows:
Do you seal the Fish Bonkers to protect the wood?
Each hand crafted bonker is finished with a waterbased urethane clear coat. A leather cord is supplied for a wrist strap and hanging