Hobo fishing kit.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, May 11, 2010.

  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Ive seen hobo fishing kit around the Internet,some where solid wood turned on a wood lathe and others where birch bark tube Jobie's.

    So i thought Id go for a solid wood one with the bark left on it.

    Im getting in practice to make a fire piston so thought id try something a little easy to start with.[winkthumb]



  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    FWIW, I've had trouble with monofilament in that application. Even limp mono likes to kink, sometimes beyond salvage. If you can find it, get some braided line instead. Braided takes more space, but won't give you nearly the troubles with laying out more or less straight.
  3. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    very cool set up....
    I like the simplicity and the container...
    We I was younger... ala no money... we used to make lures out of old latex gloves and stick them to wax paper... cut the shapes... lots of action and super cheap...
    Mom sure got upset when she found out we were cutting up her dishwashing gloves... and Dad wasn't to pleased when we found his box of gloves too...[peep]
  4. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    It's suprising what you can come up with when money is short.
  5. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Pretty cool. I always carry a couple small hooks in my hat (small hooks catch big and small fish; big hooks only catch big fish) and a length of 550 cord. By using the innards, you can string up a trot line in no time. Next time you head out to go camping, if legal in your state, try running a trot line. It's just as important to learn as trapping. Possibly the easiest source of food you could ever catch. Drink some brews next to the fire while the cordage does all the work. [boozingbuddies]
  6. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Sounds like a plan[boozingbuddies]

    It is classed as poaching in the UK,My Grandad was a poacher.:sneaky:
  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    you can also catch ducks on trotlines. Find a shallow feeding area and bait the hooks with corn.
  8. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Ha Haaa My Grandad used to fish for ducks.[winkthumb]
  9. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Only time I have seen ducks "caught" it was by accident and not a good experience[dunno]
  10. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Well Im sure If I was hungry enough Id fish for duck.

    My Grandad had to do what he had to do to survive,Just after WWII In Ireland food was scares.:rolleyes:
  11. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    with small hooks you can catch birds on land as well...

    As a kid way back when... My Uncle taught me to "fish" for chickens... shure beat trying to chase them down and the action on a little Zebco rod was like pulling in a big cat....
  12. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    As I always say, one does what one must.

    A trot line and float jugs are a great way to fish, not to mention a great time and energy saver.

    Texas country kids used to use horse tail hairs to make slip loops like lariats to catch quail and the like. They would stake the other end to the ground with a stick, nail, or somesuch, and leave several of the one inch loops ina small area. Quail and such like to take dust baths and their markings in old gravel roads can be easily found. Some would bait with small grains like rice or grass seed. Several would usually be caught at one time. Lightweight monofiliment is mostly used nowadays.

    Sticks with a circumference of loops around the center will catch squirrels, as will a #1 Victor trap with aluminum foil on the trigger suspended on the tree trunk.

    One can use a rod and reel to "cast" for seagulls if really hungry.

  13. bravo61actual

    bravo61actual Monkey+

    love it! will make one myselfe. will call it the sticks fishing kit. thanks
  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    He prefers knapster. :mad: lol that's a funny emote.
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