Dictionary of Ichthyology  

halibut hook = a hook specifically designed to catch Pacific halibut, e.g. as developed by the native Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest of America.

Tlingit halibut hook from the Pacific coast of North America, made of wood, bone and vegetable fibre, XVIII century, Museo de América, Madrid. Photograph by Brian W. Coad.

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