Making your own survival fishing pole is a great way to save money and be prepared for any situation. It can also be an enjoyable activity that allows you to use your creativity and skills. Here are some steps to help you make a survival fishing pole:
You will need a few basic materials to make a survival fishing pole. The most important materials are a stick for the rod, string for the line, and a hook.
You can find these items in your backyard or in most outdoor stores. Other materials you may need include tape, scissors, and bait.
Construct the Pole:
Once you have all the necessary materials, it’s time to start constructing the pole. Begin by finding a sturdy branch that is at least four feet long.
Make sure it is not too thick or too thin, as this will affect the strength of the pole. Trim off any excess branches and knots that could disrupt casting or snagging of fish.
Next, tie one end of your string onto one end of the pole with a secure knot. Then measure out enough string so that when it is attached to the other end of the pole it will reach just past your waistline when held at arm’s length (about five feet). Once you have measured out enough string, tie the other end securely to the other end of the pole.
Add Hooks and Bait:
Now it’s time to add hooks and bait to your survival fishing pole. Start by tying on one or two hooks at either end of your line using strong knots (such as an improved clinch knot). The size of hook should depend on what type of fish you are trying to catch.
Once you have added hooks, attach bait such as worms or crickets near each hook. If possible, try using natural bait such as insects or pieces of vegetation found in nature as this will increase your chances of catching fish.
Test Your Survival Fishing Pole:
Now that you have finished constructing your survival fishing pole it’s time to test it out! Take your new creation out into nature and try casting into nearby bodies of water. If everything looks good then enjoy some relaxing fishing while preparing yourself for any survival situation.
Making a survival fishing pole is an easy way to be prepared for any situation while also saving money and having fun. With just a few basic materials such as a stick, string, hooks, bait, tape, scissors, and patience you can create a reliable rod that will last for years. So get outside and start making memories with your own personal handmade survival fishing pole!