Next time you are planning for a day on the water, remember these 12 duct tape hacks for your fishing boat.
Duct tape has many uses in the outdoor world. Whether for hunting, fishing, survival, or just to make life easier, it can help fix almost anything. Like the old saying goes, “If you can’t fix it with duct tape, your not using enough duct tape.”
Still, we don’t always take advantage of that. So here is a little inspiration to help you plan ahead.
View the slideshow and see these 12 duct tape hacks for your fishing boat.
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A Duct Tape Fish Ruler
You can purchase special duct tape that has a ruler printed on it. This allows you to tape a strip in your boat and always have a handy way to make sure you’re only keeping fish within the length limits. Or, you can just make your own using regular duct tape and a pen.
Fishing Rod Repair
While not ideal, if your fishing rod happens to break while out on a trip, you can use duct tape as a temporary fix to stay out on the water.
No matter what type of fishing boat you have, duct tape can help you make minor to major repairs. We have even seen entire boats built from duct tape, so there is no reason you can’t use it to repair yours.
You can use duct tape to create what actually turns out to be pretty strong cordage. Just tear off some strands of tape, double it over, and start braiding it until you have the length you need. It actually works very well in a pinch.
A Knife Sheath
A duct tape knife sheath can be a great addition to your fishing boat. Whether you use your knife for cutting bait or cleaning fish, you can mount the sheath right to the boat.
This is the one you hope to never use, but is good to know. If you ever have an injury or cut, duct tape can be used as a substitute for an actual bandage.
You can use duct tape to repair a broken paddle, or in an emergency you can even craft your own paddle from some tree branches.
While a spear isn’t always associated with a fishing boat, spearfishing can be quite fun, and to make a spear all you need is a stick, your knife, and some of your handy duct tape.
A Fishing Net
A fishing net can be crafted from duct tape and sticks or, like you see above, an old tennis racquet. I would think this would be more of an “in a pinch” situation than planning it out ahead of time.
A Cup Holder
A roll of duct tape makes a great cup holder for your morning coffee in the boat. The best part is while it is holding your coffee, it is also ensuring that you have enough duct tape for the rest of your fishing trip.
An Emergency Signal/Lure Enhancement
This is a two for one; If you keep colored duct tape on your boat it can be very helpful in signaling for help in case of an accident or emergency. And, if your emergency is that your lures are not working and you need to catch fish, you can always use the different colors of tape to temporarly alter your lures to a different color.
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