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Improvised Fishing Pole
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On a recent trip I decided to improvise a fishing pole in the field rather than bringing one.

For the rod I used a beech sapling.  Care was taken to ensure that the length of the rod was limbed clean so there was not much to snag the line while casting.
I bent up two hasty guides out of heavy wire I scrounged.  The guides were then attached to the rod with mil surp trip/snare wire from a Vietnam era wooden spool.
Last, I attached my handline/emergency fishing kit to the rod.

The handline kit consists of 6LB or 10LB mono for a leader and #24 bank line for the main line.  These are both wrapped around the outside of a tube vault (soda bottle blank) and then covered in a piece of bicycle inner tube to hold it all in place neatly.  I find that the #24 bank line casts well when handline fishing and works ok for fly casting from this rigged pole setup.  Inside the tube are hooks, split shot, a couple lures, and a float.


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Hopefully the images are visible.  This forum doesn't work the same as what I'm used to.
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#2
Hey man that was a great little report Cool , the little tube kit sounds real handy...I am always rigging up something with my portable fishing kit, as I dont wanna carry a pole either--would have liked to see it, except as you suspected the pics wont work....maybe they got selected but didn't get inserted properly....

I never had much luck with fashioning the sapling poles, I ended up switching to a hand line--spool with a hardwood branch stuck through the center hole worked better for me...but then again...I have never caught a big fish with that method-- only small to medium fish.

Cool

AOC
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#3
Let me try this way:

https://imgur.com/w783K8a

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https://imgur.com/wZ1xLPq

https://imgur.com/HIZpM9q

https://imgur.com/3I1gDku
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#4
Npics for me are not visible. I am interested in seeing what you did, if you try again. ?
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#5
(10-12-2017, 01:49 AM)yellercat Wrote: Npics for me are not visible. I am interested in seeing what you did, if you try again. ?

The latest post worked... it was invisible in the moderation queue when yellercat posted so nobody could see it.  The links work now.

Thanks Dashing, you're almost out of moderation...
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#6
(10-11-2017, 01:58 PM)Dashing Wrote: Let me try this way:

https://imgur.com/w783K8a

https://imgur.com/mme8ZRV

https://imgur.com/wZ1xLPq

https://imgur.com/HIZpM9q

https://imgur.com/3I1gDku

Yesss! Big Grin They do work now! The little tube kit is so cool--BEAUTIFUL forest and lake from the canoe point of view!

Very cool little rig you made there!!! I like!

are you an old member or a new member?


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"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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(10-12-2017, 03:08 PM)Adapt-Overcome-Conquer Wrote: Yesss! Big Grin They do work now! The little tube kit is so cool--BEAUTIFUL forest and lake from the canoe point of view!

Very cool little rig you made there!!! I like!

are you an old member or a new member?


AOC


Thanks.  I am a brand new member of the forum.
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(10-12-2017, 03:13 PM)Dashing Wrote:
(10-12-2017, 03:08 PM)Adapt-Overcome-Conquer Wrote: Yesss! Big Grin They do work now! The little tube kit is so cool--BEAUTIFUL forest and lake from the canoe point of view!

Very cool little rig you made there!!! I like!

are you an old member or a new member?


AOC


Thanks.  I am a brand new member of the forum.

Well welcome to the Hoodlums dude!!! You seem to fit in here real fine Big Grin  a lot of new members are super shy and don't post projects but that's what we live for eh!

AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#9
Thanks!
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#10
Sorry for jumping the gun. And welcome Dashing.
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