Episode-164- Assembling and Using a Survival Fishing Kit

Today I decided to so something more in the realm of “traditional survival skills” or the more typical “wilderness survival skills” that many popular survival shows are based on.  Today we discuss assembling both a very basic bare bones fishing kit and a more advanced better equipped version with complete survival fishing gear included.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Why caring a fishing kit makes so much sense
  • Can you find fish anywhere, well as long as you can find reasonable water supplies, yes
  • Why you need an air/water tight container for your tackle
  • Advice on hook sizes
  • How to make a “frog gig” using large hooks
  • How the spin fishermen can effectively use even the tiniest of dry flys
  • How to find bait in survival situations
  • Bait or food, the choice is yours, a new version of “a bird in the hand”
  • How to make a “hobo reel”
  • Advice on a collapsible fishing rod, get one, carry it, it beats a hobo reel or improvised can pool
  • Why you should carry netting
  • Minnow soup?  It might be “what’s for dinner”
  • Advice on carrying more fishing line then you think you will need

Resources for Today’s Show

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9 Responses to Episode-164- Assembling and Using a Survival Fishing Kit

  1. Louisiana Suvivor

    jack. the candies are called Altoids. Great show man!

  2. Good Lord, Jack! Are you a mind reader? I’ve been plotting a survival fishing kit of my own. Thanks for the additional ideas!

  3. Newb Survivalist

    i have been planning a fishing trip for the past week and just yesterday i asked my father to try and track down a telescoping rod. and here you are doing a show on it.

    I am glad my telepathy reaches as far as texas.

    i have not listened to the show yet, but i am looking forward to it.

  4. Here is a link to other telescoping fishing rod options:

  5. For the past 4 years, my mom and I have run a back-woods survival program for all of the daughters and sons of our extended family and friends. This year we have 50 kids coming to our week camp and I’ll be working with the oldest 20 on survival fishing kits and how to use them.

    I was aware of most of the basics you mentioned, but the way you presented things was very clear and had some great examples and ideas to back up the information. I’ll be quoting you in my class, if I may.

    For myself, I especially appreciated your thoughts on the telescoping pole. I’ve used a Shakespeare break-down backpacking pole for years, but you’re right that if one piece breaks, I’m in trouble. I never would have thought of that until I was in a bad spot.

    Anyway I just wanted to say thank you for the podcast, and I’m looking forward to hearing more now that I know you’re out there.

  6. I know there are some great places to catch some carpin the area here or in the region,most of my fishing buds have been snagging some in medium size lakes however I am looking for fast water which have a good variety,it would be great to have come choices,Ill be looking for more info. thanks

  7. Dwight Leatherwood

    This user is a spamming idiot so his links and comments were deleted and he was left hanging like a thief in the middle ages as an example to others.

    This spammer assassination was carried out by Jack!

  8. Darlene Zywiec

    Another stupid spammer is terminated! ~ Jack

  9. Ryan Mccoach

    I am such a stupid spamming idiot I didn’t notice the last two assassinations!

    Another spammer left to hang dead by Jack! Folks I don’t know why this thread is attracting so many spammers but I am closing the comments on it for a bit.