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Trot Line
Lead lines are coiled in the bottom of the box and the fishing hooks are hooked along the edge, to keep the lines from getting tangled. These lead lines are tied onto a main line (seen at the top of the picture), which is tied to a tree or stake on the bank.
Illinois State Museum Collection.

Photograph by Gary Andrashko, Illinois State Museum.

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