As with all his carvings Ned used brass and copper tubing to highlight the eyes of the fish, birds and animals. Both he and George Snaith took a great deal of care in carving the shanks so that they  complemented the head.

Ned’s other stick  is an Brown Trout with carvings down the shank, in the photograph  you can see an Otter with a Brown Trout in its mouth, below that is a Kingfisher with a Minnow in its beak and at the bottom is a heron with an  Eel . Below I have  tried to show The skill of the carver by  joining several photographs.

This shank is Birch.

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