How Do You Make a Fishing Pole in the Wild?

Making a fishing pole in the wild is a great way to catch your dinner if you don’t have one on hand. The process is relatively simple, but it does require some knowledge of the local environment and some basic tools. Here is how to make a fishing pole in the wild:

1. Gather Materials
The first step to making a fishing pole in the wild is to gather the necessary materials.

You will need a long, flexible stick or branch (about 5-6 feet long) and some string or cordage. The string should be strong enough to endure tugging from fish, so look for something like jute or hemp. You will also need something for bait, such as worms or insects found in the area.

2. Prepare Stick
Once you’ve gathered all of your materials, it’s time to prepare your stick.

Start by removing any branches or twigs that may be sticking off of your main stick – these can interfere with the line when you’re casting and reeling in your catch. Once those are removed, tie one end of your line onto the top of the stick (the thicker end), using a few half-hitches to secure it in place.

3. Attach Line
Next, tie several more half-hitches along the length of the stick about every foot or so – this helps keep your line in place and prevents tangles when you cast out into deeper waters. Make sure each knot is tight so it doesn’t slip off when you start reeling in your catch! 4. Add Hook and Bait
Now it’s time for the finishing touches!

Tie one end of your line onto a hook – if you don’t have an actual hook on hand, you can fashion one from wire or bone – then bait it with whatever type of insect or worm that you found earlier. Make sure that the bait is securely attached so that it doesn’t come off while you’re casting out into deeper waters! 5. Cast Out

Now that everything is ready, simply cast out into deeper waters and wait for a bite! When you feel something tugging on your line, slowly start to reel it in until you can see what type of fish has taken your bait!


Making a fishing pole in the wild may seem intimidating at first but with some knowledge of local resources and basic tools, anyone can learn how to make their own primitive fishing pole! With practice and patience, soon enough you’ll be catching dinner with ease!

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Daniel Bennet