posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 05:49 PM
Freshwater area here. In a purely survival situation I'd want 6 lb test line, small bait hooks, a few sinkers, maybe a few corks, and a pair of
gloves. Find some grubs and just use your hands. Throw the hook in place of casting, let it sit there at the right depth with the use of the cork,
and if you get a bite, just draw the line in by hand protected by gloves, in place of reel.
That said I agree with those who have said that fishing in a survival situation could well be a waste of time. It depends. If you have been mobile,
odds are you know nothing about the lake or stream you are fishing first of all, if you do that's different. On the other hand if you catch a fish
that is 2 lbs or better, that's pretty much a meal for the night. There are other reasons to fish other than just for food as well. Just one
example, sewing needles from the bones.
I know most would have a knife with them as a high priority tool, but how do you clean a fish without a knife or scaler?