Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

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Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:02 pm

A friend came in the store and said "I made something for you" and handed me a tiny diy fishing kit that I thought was a great idea. He got the idea from one of his survival magazines. He just cut the tops off two 20oz. Soda pop bottles and sanded them down to the big lip. He then cut an old cd to glue between the two halves. This is what the small kit looks like.
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It holds 40feet or so of braided fishing line. Inside are hooks and sinkers and a cotton ball. This got my wheels turning and I thought of going with a larger bottle top to allow more items. This is what I came up with:
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My kit contains a 100 ft of braided line, sinkers, hooks, a few artificial lures and a bobber. I will add a couple tiny eye screws for a tree limb fishing pole. The lid has a piece of stainless steel shim stock for a signal mirror. The other side contains a dozen strike anywhere matches, cotton wick soaked in vasolene and the lid contains a coarse piece of emery cloth. This makes an easy small piece of gear for your backpack or bug out bag.
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Re: Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby zelph » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:38 am

That is so cool. I love DIY kits :D The color coded tops are a plus ;)

My garage cleaning is uncovering lots of goodies like altoid tins :mrgreen: for kits of some kind. :idea: I uncovered a cool compact, 1foot long spincast rod ;)

Poppers.....love poppers. Best way to catch survival type bluegills ;)

I like the idea of "braided" fishing line. 8-)
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Re: Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby left52side » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:46 pm

This is A great idea.
I also do DIY survival fishing kits but myself have been using my pooches old medicine containers and my empty vitamin containers to store stuff in.
Ill see if I cant dig up A couple pics of A few of the kits I have thrown together .

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Re: Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby zelph » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:25 pm

I've always believed that small flies/poppers a bobber and some 2lb. test line would be all that is needed to catch small fish in order to survive in an emergency situation.

One time many ions ago while fishing in a small pond, I had a frog jump up and latch onto my bobber thinking it must have been a good meal. The bobber was the perfect size and the frogs mouth had opened as wide as it could. The frog could not dislodge the bobber and I proceeded to land the frog. Years later I proceeded to catch frogs using the same method, no hooks involved....whoda thunk it :mrgreen:
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Re: Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby left52side » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:19 pm

I've always believed that small flies/poppers a bobber and some 2lb. test line would be all that is needed to catch small fish in order to survive in an emergency situation.


I agree ,but also think that A simple hook and matching the hatch so to say is pretty effective as well.
Just finding some local insects bugs minnows etc and attaching them on your hook.
I like the survival bracelets that are out that has all that stuff integrated in the bracelet ...
My friend John who is hiking the AT right now as he does every year from southern VA to northern Pa,has been having great success tying flies with his own hair :O ... He post pics on my social media daily.
He certainly isn't an ultralight guy and I would hate to think what his pack weighs,but he is the carry A complete kitchen cast iron fry pan included over cast wood stove :O....

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Re: Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby realityguy » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:04 pm

Apparently Z's bobbers are larger than a frog's brain...(duh)
"Worm" flies..you can usually dig them anywhere.. :roll: I carry one of those Coleman "Pen" poles with half a 3 weight fly line and an itty bitty fly reel..probably pictures posted here somewhere before...Lately I haven't really been hiking anywhere to use it.. :cry: Perhaps with luck I can get out next week hiking...national parks like ONP don't require licenses... 8-)
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Re: Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby zelph » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:40 am

hellgrammites are easy to find also by looking under rocks along shallow streams. Good live bait!!
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Re: Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby realityguy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:17 pm

"My friend John who is hiking the AT right now as he does every year from southern VA to northern Pa,has been having great success tying flies with his own hair :O "
Tell him if he can sneak up behind a bear or moose with a pair of tweezers and grab a few butt hairs and run like hell..he won't go bald before the hike is over... :roll:
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Re: Easy DIY fishing/survival kit

Postby zelph » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:31 pm

He needs to stop at the local barber shops 8-)

I used to tie my own lead headed jigs using polar bear hair.

I watched a couple fishing videos today about using fiberglass poles for carp. The poles must have been at least 20 ft. long :roll:
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