Kokrajhar Museum

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Agricultural Implements

fishing rod

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Fishing Rod

Borokhi

Sarania Kachari

Bamboo with an iron hook

Max. Length: 35 cm

Borokhi is a simple fishing rod made of jute for angling. A string with an iron or copper hook at its end is attached to the rod. To lure the fish, baits such as earthworms and other insects are pinned to the hook in such a way that the hook gets stuck in the mouth of the fish if it swallows the bait. When fish nibbles the bait, the jute rod starts moving, thus alerting the fisherman. This type fishing equipment is used basically in shallow water bodies or mud water.