Choosing The Best Survival Fishing Kits

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In fact, not having any fishing kit at all could prove fatal! Although a basic survival fishing kit might not appear that important if you prepare these other activities, it could save your life on them. Here’s a list of the top things you need to take along with you on any fishing trip.

Fishing Line

A small boat in a body of water

One of the most important items in any fishing kit will contain. This is because without it, your lure will simply float on the water. Think about the type of fishing line you use and pick one that’s strong enough to handle the pressure. Some commonly used fishing lines are mono-filament, polyester, and braided nylon.

Also keep an eye on your hook, as they’re essential for holding onto the fish once you’ve hooked it. Usually, end caps can be bought separately to hold the hook down to the pipe of the reel; however, you can buy one as part of your fishing kit as well.


A small boat in a body of water

An assortment of sinkers is also a very important item to any survival fishing kit. These are especially important to bring along when fishing in waters with large rocks. If you’re going to be fighting the fish head on, then a lot of your sinker’s are going to rip off. Egg sinks, live bait, worms, minnows, shads and anchovies all go great in these kinds of rocky waters.

On the other hand, if you’re more looking for a soft bite and a light retrieval, live worms, plastic worms, and cutbait work best.

Hand Line

This is your standard line that you use in most fishing. The line that you’ll be carrying will get into contact with your target fish multiple times over, so it needs to be strong enough to handle the stress.

Two types of natural fiber materials are polyester and nylon, although you can also find other types. The best polyester and nylon combos I’ve found are Dacron and Spiroptic. These hand lines are great if you want to make sure that your target is quickly retrieved.

Angling Set

These include all of the items needed to hook your fish. Depending on your survival fishing kit, you may have a few different types of hooks as well as other tackle. However, if you’re simply looking for a basic set, you can usually find a quality set at a tackle store or through some online retailer.

You can choose from halibut rots, pre-cut leader, spoons, a minnow nose pliers, a saltwater fishing rod, and a variety of other types of hook. The tackle in your set should last a long time, so try not to skimp on quality.

Fishing Reel

If you are purchasing reels alone, you want to make sure you find a high quality reel. This component can cost a little or a lot, depending on the brand and quality. You also want to make sure your reel is adjustable, especially if you will be casting while wearing gloves.

In addition to spool sizes, make sure you have bail adjustments, line tension, and anti-reverse safety.

Other Suggestions

Aside from the list above, you’ll want to think about what other items are needed to complete your fishing kit. Items such as a first aid kit, a sleeping bag, a compass, an emergency blanket, a garbage bag, and other miscellaneous items are great additions to any fishing kits.

Another great addition is a water purification system, so you’ll want to check and see if one is included in your package. Many people like to include a waterproof hiking tub or an umbrella, either for day or overnight trips.

Final Words

When you go out on your trip, you want to be prepared ahead of time, and fishing is no exception. There are many things that can complicate fishing, so it’s a good idea to make sure your kit is fully stocked. A basic kit should contain everything you need to catch a few fish, so don’t skimp on the essentials. And remember to buy a quality product so you can be assured you’ve got quality equipment. The last thing you want is to bring home a cheap kit only to realize you can’t use it because it’s not what you need.

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