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Hiking and Fishing


Post by Flynguy521 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:28 am

Been thinking more and more about trying my hand at Tenkara fly fishing for a few reasons, simplicity and size being the main ones.

However, I was curious if anyone is packing a pole on their hikes and if so what kind? Has it been worth the weight and space in your pack for you to bring it? Any that have actually done Tenkara from hiking?

I have never been much of an angler, more curious.

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Post by Scott » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:53 pm

I am not a good fly fisher, but I do pack in spinning gear on all my hikes. One of my main requirements for most of my backpacking trips is a lake or large stream for fishing when I get there. The gear is light enough I don't even worry about it.
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Post by kev137 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:15 pm

I once took a cheap colapsable pole on a camping trip with my son. We were camping on a salt water flat. Worked good for casting out on the waterway. Got a hit but it slipped the line. I have thought about trying out the fly fishing thing as well. But I really don't need another potentially expensive obsession to dig into! Looks like fun though and there plenty of lakes in my hood to practice at.
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Post by gmcpcs » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:23 am

They have those things on Massdrop often. I like the small, collapsible and lightweight poles. Of course, I have never mastered the art of trout/stream fishing, as I've been a catfisher/trotline fisherman in the past. Actually, trotlining should be backpack friendly, if you take a roll of bank line, and a few hooks...

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