Apparently small fishing poles are not just novelties.
Most people see the little 12” fishing poles and think that they are cute or would make for a great gag gift. In all actuality, however, they really are fishing rods with the ability to reel in a fish if you can manage to find one.
If you don’t believe me, just check out this video where a guy reels in a lunker bass almost as big as the pole that he used to catch it.
We show you this not only because it’s a fun video, but also to get you thinking about your backcountry bag.
These little rod and reel combos are lightweight and will attach to the straps of most any pack. While a line and hook will probably work in a survival situation, I’d rather have one of these if at all possible.
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