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Fishing rig for hiking pole.....
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Ben Whitsett
(BenWhitsett) - F
Fishing rig for hiking pole..... on 02/21/2012 09:02:27 MST Print View

Has anyone ever fashioned a spinning reel to a hiking pole for backcountry fishing? Any thoughts or ideas on this?

Rob E

Locale: Canada
stick on 02/21/2012 10:55:52 MST Print View

I have never done tried it, but I don't think it would work out that great... the trekking pole would allow you to cast, but it would hardly have any shock absorption and I think you would run a good chance of breaking the line or the fish shaking loose.

I have seen videos of people fashioning a pretty nifty fishing rod out of a stick and some eye-bolts for guides, I think that might take a few minutes to build, but might work better than a treking pole. There was a pretty good video of someone making one... I can't find it now, but the instructions similar to this:

Post whatever you come up with though, it's an interesting idea.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Fishing rig for hiking pole..... on 02/21/2012 11:10:22 MST Print View

Ruta locura sells one -

Jack Hoster
(OrlandoHanger) - F
Fishing rig for hiking pole..... on 02/21/2012 19:22:18 MST Print View


Craig Price
(skeets) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
tenkara-walking staff on 03/23/2012 06:02:12 MDT Print View

oh wow, TiGoat has expanded their line up of tenkara attachments to the old Ti APGs to convert walking staffs into tenkara rods. also have one forthe gossamer staff. Site for staffs now rutalocura as noted above. great idea grown bigger. as per above, link :

It works and is durable, but I still prefer and carry a proper rod instead, because I'll only walk to get to a fishing spot, not walking for walking sake with a possibility of added fishing as an option if opportunity presents.

Edited by skeets on 03/23/2012 06:06:25 MDT.