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Micro Fishing Pole for Small Survival Bag

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:22 AM
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So I'm looking around for a smallish fishing pole to add to my survival bag. Don't want anything large or heavy obviously, and I found these:



It's a fishing rod & reel over three feet long fully extended but collapses down to the size of a pen. The price is affordable to, they range from $12 to $16 on eBay, Amazon, and other websites. So it fits my two basic criteria, small and low cost.

Anyone used one of these, know anything about them, or have something else they could suggest that's better for my bag?




posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:41 AM
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Originally posted by Ameilia
So I'm looking around for a smallish fishing pole to add to my survival bag. Don't want anything large or heavy obviously, and I found these:



It's a fishing rod & reel over three feet long fully extended but collapses down to the size of a pen. The price is affordable to, they range from $12 to $16 on eBay, Amazon, and other websites. So it fits my two basic criteria, small and low cost.

Anyone used one of these, know anything about them, or have something else they could suggest that's better for my bag?


Never seen that before, but I'm adding it. I was simply going to rely on a hand reel, always good when in a pinch, but that, just for the novelty of it, is awesome.

I'll still have a hand reel as should you need something with no parts it is there at the ready, but that looks pretty decent for the price.

Cant offer any advice use wise, but when it boils down, a stick and line would do, so it's all aesthetics really when it comes to survival fishing.

S&F tho, like to hear others opinions!



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:41 AM
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I installed lazarus for firefox so it keeps text in posts should ff crash.... and now I'm going to break my hard drive, since all it does is lock up ff and make me double post.


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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:46 AM
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Could always make one out of wood as big as ur hand is wide or a bit bigger depends on what kind of grip u want, drill a hole in the front for the small aluminum rod(7 or more cm), take 2 screws on top of the wood piece and then tie fishing line around it and through the rod. Apply a hook and some weights and u can catch fish... Used to do it as a kid all the time.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:00 AM
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I have the spincast one. The baitcast reels are cheap and ball up the line. The fly reel is a fly reel lol.

These are fine where you know the overall size of the fish will be under 3 pounds. You would be a lot better off investing in main line, dropper line and about 200 assorted hooks.

A survival situation is not the time to be sitting around with a fishing rod. Its time to harvest. Do the harvesting in a way that works while your doing something else.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:23 AM
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Those are absolutely darling (as in cute)!

I bet they'd be good for catching minnows in a ditch (though a simple tin cup would do that too) ... and they'd be great for fishing in home aquariums (provided you wanted to eat your pets for a snack or use them as bait.)

A safety pin, paperclip, or even some thorns and a grip stick (scavanged/found) and some fishing line would catch bigger fish.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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Good for catching bait i guess..?



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:26 AM
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Looks cheap and like it will work once or twice then break. I agree with poster above. Set up lots of dropper lines, dozens and dozens of hooks. This thing will break on the first strike, or get all fouled up from saltwater/rust, or some tiny part will fall out rendering it useless. Save your money. Buy more hooks.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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In a survival situation a trot line would be your best option.
Trot line



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:39 AM
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In my prepper bag i have a micro fishing pole but not has small
mine is about 1 foot long

around 15$ is very affordable and small is the better for the space
but dont think we can catch a big fish with that
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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:39 AM
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I'm not speaking for the long term survival situation. I'm speaking for a short term survival bag to use while traveling, if necessary, for (hopefully) a short time. Everything in my bag is packed with the short-term in mind.

In a long term survival situation, I live on a lake, and trotlines and major fishing set ups are not going to be the issue assuming I was here, and not displaced.

To the poster suggesting a dropper line. Thanks man, I had to Google this one and realized: here is a really useful knot that I do not know, so I am currently learning this knot. Always a fan of knots here.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:43 AM
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I too am a fan of knots and knot strengths. I have a book called the fishermans bible and in it there are many knots and their strength's. You should look for this book. Very huge ammounts of info in it.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:50 AM
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Mate, being a fisherman all my life I can see the "Rod" is not your worry if looking at survivalist techniques. Tackle is what "wears" out and can help you. Namely hooks and sinkers. A hand line wrapped on a bottle will be fine. I can cast 20-30 metres with a "bottle hand line" but will catch hardly anything with no, damaged or blunt hooks. Learn to fish with a hand line. You will be better off.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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Originally posted by proob4
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I too am a fan of knots and knot strengths. I have a book called the fishermans bible and in it there are many knots and their strength's. You should look for this book. Very huge ammounts of info in it.


I will check out your book on Amazon. I use the Ashley Book of Knots plus online resources if I need more information than Ashley provides. I will recommend the Ashley Book to anyone who is serious about knots.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 04:05 AM
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They look waaay too small to be much use.

You can get many different types of collapsible fishing rods which take up to no room at all

Like this..



Other than that I`m with phatpackage and others,keep it simple use a hand line.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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I have a nice, collapsible backpack fishing rod that I've used for air travel. But if TSHTF, it will be left with 99.99% of my stuff IF I head out for elsewhere.

This fishing pole idea is related to our need for gadgets to make our lives better, easier, faster, fancier. It is not about being practical with your survial when every ounce you will be carrying is vital. You will not on an extended vacation trek!

All you should have for fishing is a hand line, hooks and perhaps some small lead weights. The total of a few ounces and of little bulk. Poles are something you can make from the local flora in one fashion or forget entirely . At the ocean or large lake a pole is not going to do you much good. A throw line will suffice.

The exception I would make is that I have an very old fiberglass pole that I purchased for my father about forty years ago. Its three sections collapse within itself to be only about 48 inches tall. It is not heavy and makes a good walking stickif and light weapon.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 08:17 AM
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No offense,but Why? Carrying around more complicated gadgets means more to go wrong. Why not just carry line and hooks, then cut a suitable size pole from a branch? I like gadgets too, just don't depend on them for surviving.
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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 08:29 AM
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I'm surprised no one uses Yo-Yo's.
www.amazon.com/MECH-FISHER-REEL-PCE-CARDED/dp/B0010F4PSC



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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I have the larger spincaster. You can't catch anything too big. I think even 3lbs is a stretch.

I have used mine down by the dock to catch little gills. The last time I was down there some bigger gill came in and the tip of the pole broke off. And you can't really cast with it well. All in all all it was a fun little toy.
I also used it to play with the cats. Better as cat toy than fishing pole.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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I am surprised that no one has mentioned the Ronco Pocket Fisherman.



It's been proven and used for decades. I remember these things from when I was a kid. Back when K-Tel was a power house of all things cool and sold on TV. Mr. Microphone anyone??


www.ronco.com...

Don't forget the Cuban reel either. I have had good luck using one of these in open water. Caught spanish mackeral, pompano and young barracuda. All quite tasty when cooked in a little butter and garlic.

www.mtmscientific.com...
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