Fishing while backpacking and hiking

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Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by zelph » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:00 pm

Who likes to fish while on their hiking expeditions?

I do!!!!! But I don't do enough of it. Bummer. :cry:

Next spring I'm going to see if I can remedy that problem. I have a compact spin cast outfit that might work well for me.

Here is a photo of it. What do you use ?


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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by oops56 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:30 pm

I got one but where to late it be ice fishing soon.
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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by zelph » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:44 pm

oops56 wrote:I got one but where to late it be ice fishing soon.
Put on your insulated coveralls and catchem through the ice. :D
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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by Tony » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:17 pm

Hi Zelph,

Absolutely awesome, where do I get one. Sometimes I do not want to take a long rod into some of the more difficult places but when I get there I wish I had something to fish with, I have tried the telescopic rods but I find the ones we get in Oz are a bit delicate and break too often. The compact spin cast device looks perfect.

Thanks for the post

Tony

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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by zelph » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:34 pm

Tony wrote:Hi Zelph,

Absolutely awesome, where do I get one. Sometimes I do not want to take a long rod into some of the more difficult places but when I get there I wish I had something to fish with, I have tried the telescopic rods but I find the ones we get in Oz are a bit delicate and break too often. The compact spin cast device looks perfect.

Thanks for the post

Tony
I think the only place you'll find one is on ebay. This one is vintage. Came out of my fathers car ions ago. He carried it just in case he saw a good looking place to fish for a quick 1/2 hour. I've used an Ugly Stik(telescoping fiberglass this year as a Trek Pole and fishing pole. I'll post a photo of it.
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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by Pure Mahem » Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:20 pm

I use a heavy duty ice fishing jigging rod with a good spinning reel. I started using this when I bought my first truck. I often found that with bringing my regular spinning rod I was constantly getting snagged on the surroundin tree branches when I would cast. The shorter ice fishing rod solvedc this and has worked realy well for me. Only problem is in finding a new one they are only available from january through february here. :mrgreen:

I like your RONCO Pocket fisherman Zelph! I think I saw these available new last year but I don't remember the website. They look pretty nifty, how much do they weigh my Ice rod is maybe a pound at most? :mrgreen:
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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by zelph » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:37 pm

Pure Mahem wrote:I use a heavy duty ice fishing jigging rod with a good spinning reel. I started using this when I bought my first truck. I often found that with bringing my regular spinning rod I was constantly getting snagged on the surroundin tree branches when I would cast. The shorter ice fishing rod solvedc this and has worked realy well for me. Only problem is in finding a new one they are only available from january through february here. :mrgreen:

I like your RONCO Pocket fisherman Zelph! I think I saw these available new last year but I don't remember the website. They look pretty nifty, how much do they weigh my Ice rod is maybe a pound at most? :mrgreen:
I'll try to get a weigh on it soon.
Selling them again, well I'll be darn. Thats great!!!!
That's a good idea to use an ice fihing rod.
Just using a micro closed face reel with drag set lightly would suffice. Use a clear float as a means of weight to cast out using 2-4 lb. test line. Spiderwire preferably for the line. Just grab hold of the float and toss it out with wet or dry fly following behind a foot or so. Live bait also whatever is in hatch or available.
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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by oops56 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:51 pm

Don't talk about fishing i use do it years ago northing got done at home plus the wife out fish me.Now i got this early this summer got two yes one for the wife also the line to light must change it

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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by zelph » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:59 pm

oops56 wrote:Don't talk about fishing i use do it years ago northing got done at home plus the wife out fish me.Now i got this early this summer got two yes one for the wife also the line to light must change it

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How does the rod flex when extended? Feel rhino tuff or wimpy?
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Re: Fishing while backpacking and hiking

Post by Ridgerunner » Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:42 pm

How does the rod flex when extended? Feel rhino tuff or wimpy?
Yes, OOPs, Inquiring minds want to know? I've seen similar "pen rod and reels" in the sunday advertisement. I did not know if they could handle a couple pound trout or if you could cast light lures very far? What is your review of this pole?
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