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Just saw this, KaBar Backpack Kaster Fishing System and thought it might be useful in a BOB or just to have in a glovebox for some people. Theyíre pretty cheap on Amazon

https://www.kabar.com/products/product.jsp?item=9921
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It's neat, but I think a telescoping rod would be more effective and take up the same amount of space.
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On foot my preference is a little ultra-light ice fishing rod/reel.
Easy to use, weighs about nothing, fits in a back pack with ease.
Gives you a lot of casting distance control & accuracy - when casting.

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I have been using multi piece pack rods and telescoping rods since 1985. The first one was expensive and tough to find. I bought from a company called Fenwick, and I used it for fly fishing at high altitudes for 32 yrs, then passed it down to my grand nephew.

Rods manufactures have gotten much better at building these type of rods, and they are now available everywhere at low cost. I pickuped up a Shaekpear Telescopic spin rod at Wall Mart the other day for around $20. It is very light and compact and works great on small farm ponds.
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It's neat, but I think a telescoping rod would be more effective and take up the same amount of space.
Iíve got a telescoping rod that works great, just thought this might be another option.
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As one that has had a cheap Shakespeare telescoping rod break, and had cheap spin cast reels die....Iíd say itís not a bad idea to have one of these in the system.

Itís limited in certain ways, but then, so is every other option. This is, at least, less likely to break.
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6-1/4” and 1/4 lbs in weight means it won’t take up a lot of pack space. Made in USA always a plus.

Yep. I’m gonna have to get one
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Just saw this, KaBar Backpack Kaster Fishing System and thought it might be useful in a BOB or just to have in a glovebox for some people. Theyíre pretty cheap on Amazon

https://www.kabar.com/products/product.jsp?item=9921
Looks interesting and cheap enough to experiment with.
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Screw it..... I ordered one this morning
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The only sure catch when it comes to fishing is my wallet...

Looks interesting enough and price isnt bad so I'll try it.

I keep a telescoping rod with a keychain float container that has little extra line, hooks, sinkers etc attached to it and couple yo yo's in truck as it is. If you haven't looked at the speedhooks check them out to for your kit, just search military speedhooks.
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The only sure catch when it comes to fishing is my wallet...

Looks interesting enough and price isnt bad so I'll try it.

I keep a telescoping rod with a keychain float container that has little extra line, hooks, sinkers etc attached to it and couple yo yo's in truck as it is. If you haven't looked at the speedhooks check them out to for your kit, just search military speedhooks.
I have four speedhooks, six yo-yo's, a telescopic rod, 2 readyman fishing cards and 2 readyman wilderness cards in my BOB and soon a Ka-bar Kaster in my GHB
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On foot my preference is a little ultra-light ice fishing rod/reel.
Easy to use, weighs about nothing, fits in a back pack with ease.
Gives you a lot of casting distance control & accuracy - when casting.


LOL...I have basically that same set up only the rod is white with cork handles. I picked up the rod at a gun show for a buck and a half from a misc/odds and ends dealer.
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LOL...I have basically that same set up only the rod is white with cork handles. I picked up the rod at a gun show for a buck and a half from a misc/odds and ends dealer.
I also have a few of these small telescoping spinning rods/reels, bought at late fall close out sales at sporting goods stores. A few, because I used to be the primary prep supply guy for our family BOL group.

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For those of you thinking of trying this thing I would really suggest you stick to surface baits. Hula Poppers, Jitterbugs, rubber frogs, plastic frogs with rotating legs, even some spiders and dry flies with a casting bubble.

The reason is that you wont be able to reel it smoothly, so unless you want to "walk the dog" with a Rapala or other stick bait you are going to want something that can be used in a jerky or twitchy action.
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I keep my poles suspended from ceiling of my back porch with bicycle hooks, they are up out of the way and easily accessible. Living on a river it seem only natural to have them handy. I use the shorty for brook trout as trying to use a full sized pole in the brush alongside a mountain stream is futile. I've used both the shorty is better for navigating through the brush. With the shorty I spend less time getting untangled and more time fishing.
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Ok, it arrived two days ago and I took the time last night to look it over, add line and bait, so here's my first look thoughts.

It's light, under 1/2 lbs. It's comfortable to hold, although I am concerned with it slipping out of my grip when wet, it does have a lanyard hole at the end of the grip so I will be adding a lanyard.

It has a small space in the handle that can be used for weights, hooks, small bait etc..

It's tough, I can't see anyone breaking this without putting a good amount of effort into it. It's certainly strong enough to survive being shoved in a backpack while hiking.

It has a small raised seam where the two halves were put together, not a major deal but I was concerned about it cutting through line while in use so I took out my knife and whittled the little seam off (got some strange looks at work for that) and after less than two minutes its now smooth.

It holds 110' of 8lbs test line. I put Berkley Trilene Xl Lo-Vis green 8lbs Mono on it then shoved a couple of small lures in it. The lures in the pictures are a 2" berkely powerbait minnow and a 3" storm shad. There's room for more in the handle, probably another 3" lure and some jig heads, hooks and split shot, maybe a small bobber but kinda doubtful.

Haven't tried casting it yet, hoping to get out this weekend and see what it will do.
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That's kind of cool, reminds me of a pop bottle set up only way nicer...
Looks like you can get one on Ebay for 13.59 and free shipping.

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Neat idea.

I would probably go with a 30lbs braid though. You wont have to worry about the heat killing it like, you do with mono and the braid can be used for some other things...like snares.

I have a 3 piece Fenwick spinning rod that I carry in my truck with a Diawa BG 1500. Spooled with Sufix 832/10lbs braid. I toss small 1/8oz jigs and slay the bass in farm ponds and canals. That braid had held up to 4 years if heat and fish...good stuff.
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Don't forget about the Daiwa MiniSpin and Minicast sets... prolly better quality

and can be had for $40 bucks....
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Don't forget about the Daiwa MiniSpin and Minicast sets... prolly better quality

and can be had for $40 bucks....
Better quality but doesnít fit in my pocket.
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