Today, it is even more important to David to spread the "ALOHA." He created his "Hawaiian Style" Circle Hook Pendants in honor of the "Old Ways" as one way to accomplish this David was given permission to make his circle hook pendants from a Hawaiian Elder. Wirth's circle hook pendants are crafted from moose anter, deer antler, gator scoots, wort hog tusk, hardwoods, gold, silver, stainless, and bronze.
As the story goes original Hawaiian Style circle hooks were carved from femur’s of deceased ancestors. This tradition was handed down from generation to generation these circle hooks were carved from other bones as well, it is believed the hooks take on part of the spirit of the carver. It also represents the circle of life, as ancestor bones used to catch the fish to feed the family.
Today, it is believed that a hook worn with respect or given and received with love and respect takes on part of the spirit of those who wear or handle it. In this way it becomes a spiritual link between people spanning time and distance.
It is also said that by wearing the hook it provides us good luck and safe passage when traveling. So it is often worn by travelers. Stylized circle hooks represent strength, prosperity, abundance, and a great respect for the sea.
ISLAMORADA Fine Art Expo
January 26-27, 2013 Morada Way Arts & Cultural District 81549 Old Highway, Islamorada, FL Stop by to share some ALOHA!
ISLAMORADA ISLAND FEST
The Tasete of Islamorada
April 13-14 Founder's Park Islamorada, FL
THIRD THURSDAY WALK ABOUT
April 18, Morada Way Art District Islamorada
Circle Hook Released Flag
The use of flags for signaling on boats has been around for thousands of years. As anglers adopt a conservation approach to their sport David A. Wirth has created a symbol that adds to a nearly century old legacy to bring awareness to the use of circle hooks and the safe release of fish. (click here to read more)
GLOBAL MARLIN CIRCLE HOOK RELEASED FLAG APPLIQUE TEE
Catch of the Week Deal
Offer ends October 30, 2012. David Wirth Exclusive Bronze "Hawaiian Style" Circle Hook Pendant "TURQUOISE" shown below available in the small size for a limited time offer of $250.00