What of Fishing Gear?

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  1. John Snort

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    Many people who don't live near oceans or any water bodies may not see the need of buying something they may not use but there are no guarantees that you wouldn't be living the area you live in now when shtf.

    We all read stories of people fleeing their homeland because of war or for some other reason. After an event though people may not be leaving their home countries they could leave towns and other areas that were most affected by a cataclysmic event and the need to fish might arise. But how would you be successful without the right fishing gear?

    What do you think? Should all preppers buy fishing gear?
     
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  2. SirJoe

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    It really depends on what you want to catch, some fishing line and a hook or two is really all you need. There is a method of fishing which is known as hobo fishing. What you do is use a soda can and roll the line around the can and use it as a rod and reel. i have never tried this method but I have heard that it does bring in results.
     
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  3. Keith H.

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    Absolutely, I always carry angling tackle with my in my belt pouch. I made some of my own hooks & I use linen thread with sinew & brass wire leaders for the lines.
    Keith.
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  4. glreese

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    My grandfather sells fishing gear, so he has building heavily stocked. I think fishing is a very important skill and you should know how to do it, with or without all of the fancy things. Even if I didn't have a rod, I would know how to create a make shift one with line, a hook, and a stick. I think everyone should do some research into learning how to fish only using raw materials.
     
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  5. Moroccanbeauty2266

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    As a kid I often went fishing with my great-grandpa.
    He taught me to catch catfish with a self-made fishing pole with raw materials and I really enjoyed it.
    I admired him for being so smart. I wish I could have spent more time with him because I am sure he knew many other tricks when it comes to surviving....
     
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  6. Keith H.

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    I bet he knew a lot more he could have taught you, but when we are young we somehow fail to see the need to learn from old people. Now I am old, I learnt nothing from my grandparents, but did learn some things from my parents. I made sure that I taught my three sons as much as I could whilst they were still living with us, I hope they remember those teachings when it comes to teaching their own children. Maybe I will get a chance to teach them myself, fingers crossed ;)
    Keith.
     
  7. Toast

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    I think that you can learn to fish without gear at all, but having gear doesn't hurt. I think that you should have some sort of fishing gear, if not for recreational, then just so you can catch fish. You don't want to be the guy spending plenty of extra hours trying to catch fish with your bare hands, when you could easily do it with some gear.
     
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  8. remnant

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    Some beaches are favoured by providence and you find that fish are washed ashore during the high tide and left behind when the sea recedes. A good method of what I would refer to as passive fishing would involve erecting barriers consisting of closely placed sticks fastened to the ground to trap fish at particular points during high tide. A net can also be spread horizontally and the two raised sides fastened to the ground with hooks to trap fish in the same way.
     
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  9. lonewolf

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    although a line and hook is always useful, post SHTF you want to be looking at fish traps, rod and line fishing takes too long and isn't always successful, post event you need a proven method to put fish on the table. spear fishing is another method but you'll break more spear points that way. same with bow fishing.
     
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  10. Keith H.

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    I agree, but set lines are worth putting out.
    Keith.
     
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  11. lonewolf

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    agreed, when I said rod and line I was referring to angling where the person sits for hours waiting for a bite!! setting lines and coming back later to check them almost comes under the heading of snares.
     
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  12. Keith H.

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    Again I agree; part of ones trap line.
    Keith.
     
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  13. lonewolf

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    again, it seems we agree.
     
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  14. Keith H.

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    You are welcome at my camp fire anytime.
    Keith.
     
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  16. Keith H.

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    ?
    Keith.
     
  17. lonewolf

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    check out the web address Keith, its a book that retails at $7, does this forum allow advertising?
     
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  18. Keith H.

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    Thank you. I did not recognise it as a link, & it was not live. I think this would have been better placed in the "Reference Material" forum, as it is not specifically about fishing/angling.
    I have messaged the author of this post.
    Keith.
     
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  19. HappyJackSlade

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    Where I live in south west Tasmania, we are just surrounded by rivers, streams and lakes. I keep a light rod with some spinning gear but my most important equipment that I keep and use are yoyo reels. I have a few dozen of these reels. You set up 10-15 of these and go off to do other things so your not confined to just doing that one task. Yoyo reels are a force multiplier and can also be used as a snare trap for small game
     
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  20. Keith H.

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    I have never used one of these, any idea how much roughly they weigh? And do they take up much room in the pack?
    Keith.
     
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  21. HappyJackSlade

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    They are very light weight and made of aluminium. A pack of 11 will not take up much room at all and weigh almost nothing. They are perfect for a preppers kit. Just YouTube yoyo reels and you'll be amazed at the different ways in which to use them. I use YouTube as a research tool to check out things before investing time and energy into something that otherwise might be a waste of my time. Besides its good to see what other ideas people have come up with that you may not have thought of, especially if you don't want to socialise with others or groups .
     
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  22. lonewolf

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    I have several yo-yo reels in my stores, they are fairly light but not cheap-not here anyway- I think a spool of thin wire would be cheaper and have many uses, I have several of these in my stores too.
     
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    It works out to about $40 AU for a pack of 11 postage usually included.
    I also keep some snare wire to use with the reels. Great for rabbits, hairs, cats and other small critters
     
  24. lonewolf

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    just looked on Amazon, a pack of 12 here are £68.
    single ones are £5.99 each.
     
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  25. HappyJackSlade

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    That's a ripoff
     
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    I bought mine when they were a lot cheaper
     
  27. lonewolf

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    mine were more expensive when I bought them, I think they were around £7 each.
     
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  28. HappyJackSlade

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    I think they have become so popular now days, they have pushed the price through the roof
     
  29. Prairie Dog

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    I agree with the replies here. I do have line, hooks, weights and floats in all of my survival kits. My thought process falls along the setting passive fishing lines, snares and traps for food and using daylight for other chores. If you are fortunate enough to have the time, angling for fish is more about quiet time to reflect and think than providing fare for the table.
    Prairie Dog
     
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