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Old 06-15-2019, 01:58 AM
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I ordered an extra one for the kiddos Scout backpack.

I figured for its weight, size and potential ruggedness its worth it, especially since the scout reservation they normally use is on the water.
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Better quality but doesn’t fit in my pocket.

Nice that it fits the pocket, the whole point of it is it's very compact. With the hole in the handle for a lanyard it could be lashed to any attachment point, daisy chain, loop or ring on a pack, even a belt loop.


Which brings up a question I have, how snugly does the spool attach to the handle?
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Nice that it fits the pocket, the whole point of it is it's very compact. With the hole in the handle for a lanyard it could be lashed to any attachment point, daisy chain, loop or ring on a pack, even a belt loop.


Which brings up a question I have, how snugly does the spool attach to the handle?
The spool, attaches to the handle quite snug, I don’t see it coming apart unless you want it too.
As for the clip used to keep the line in place it’s a good fit but not snug enough to use it as a way to attach or hang the Kaster from anything and consider it secure.
It will hold the line and keep it from unspooling and stay snug enough where I’m not concerned with it coming off while it shifts around in my pack but I can’t see me using it to attach to mole gear or a belt and not having a problem.
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I ordered an extra one for the kiddos Scout backpack.

I figured for its weight, size and potential ruggedness its worth it, especially since the scout reservation they normally use is on the water.
I wish they had made these when I was in scouts, I hope your kids enjoy them.

This is what Ive been able to fit in the handle so far... still enough room for split shot and a few extra hooks, maybe a bobber if its under a 1 diameter. I could probably even squeeze one more 3 soft lure in
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I ordered an extra one for the kiddos Scout backpack.

I figured for its weight, size and potential ruggedness its worth it, especially since the scout reservation they normally use is on the water.
I wish they had made these when I was in scouts, I hope your kids enjoy them.

This is what I’ve been able to fit in the handle so far... still enough room for split shot and a few extra hooks, maybe a bobber if it’s under a 1” diameter. I could probably even squeeze one more 3” soft lure in
Take a look at the Thil bobbers. Specifically their ice fishing bobbers.
The more I look at them, the closer one gets to being shipped to my house.
I can load it up with 10lbs braid, a dozen #8 wire hooks, some small spilt shot and probably 3-4 Thill bobbers.
Just need worms or minnows and you will have a great float setup, for panfish, on up.
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Okay, finally got to try out casting with this. It takes some getting used to but after a few tries it's pretty easy to get it out 20-30 or so feet. Enough to fish from a bank on your average pond fairly easily. Didn't catch anything but proved to myself I could use it if needed.
Gave up on adding a bobber to the handle but did add a lanyard, more lures and stuff. Pics below of final version ready to pack away in BOB, or glovebox.

I'm ordering a small waterproof box to add some leaders and other stuff to and will stick a bobber or two in it. (yes I know, the irony, ordering a waterproof case for stuff I am going to throw in the water, it's cheap on amazon)
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For 13 bucks I decided to give one a try, I put around a hundred yards of 10lb test line (Stren) on the spool, haven't tried it yet but the river flow is dropping so any day now, I'll wander out my back door and down to the river and give it a try. I put a small assortment of sinkers, #6 hooks and swivels in the handle. Mine is set it up for bait fishing.
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I connected a lanyard to the clip on mine so I won't loose the clip
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Following this thread in hopes of seeing some fish pics!
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I found some pictures of fish caught with the Kabar Backpack Caster, and a ton of very good reviews. Going there now to read (and probably order one, lol). Pictures are in the review section:

https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Backpa...35&sr=8-1&th=1
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Following this thread in hopes of seeing some fish pics!
..Well, here y'ar..
(..hey, Somebody had to do it..

@ jf, Thanks for the 411.. I'm... rather 'spoiled' by Fly-fishing, hard to get enthused about Any 'lure' fishing seriously anymore, but.. 'Options' are always good..

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Haha! Well, well, well...I asked for it, didn't I?

When I first saw this thread, the cheapskate in me thought, why not just make my own caster thing from a nice hunk of wood... then I saw the nice price, it floats like wood, and it also has a handy dandy thing to cover the fishing line "spool" part, it is hollow so I can stash fishing tackle, and it's the right size for any bag or pack...

And my tightwaddery finally took a back seat and so I will be ordering this gizmo soon.

Thanks, jfountain for posting this thread.
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got one for me and the boy each

interested to see how it works out
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