Survivalist Forum banner

Rod or Net

1 - 20 of 46 Posts

·
...all out of bubble gum
Joined
·
870 Posts
Both of course! Depending on the place you're seeking fish would depend what to use. I used to use a cast-net when I lived on the gulf, and loved it. However if you fish a place with many "snags", it will eat your net to shreds! For those areas I would go with a gill-net, trot-line, speed-hooks, or yo-yos.

....But only the pole has the "zen" effect!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Using a rod takes a lot less effort. You can cast your line and take a seat while waiting for a bite. Also, it saves you from burning useful calories in a survival situation. At least for where I live that is.
 

·
Patient Zero of WWZ
Joined
·
5,333 Posts
As the Inuit call them, 'square hooks' would be the ideal if you are trying to feed a family. You can catch a lot more fish with a lot less effort using nets.
The net definitely if I am not traveling on foot. Those things are heavy.

Then trot lines or fish traps.

I never could catch squat with a rod.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,927 Posts
I have both throw net and rods and gear to set trot lines or limb lines.
also fish gig/spear. attached to a 12' bamboo pole really can stick the big boys that ignore lures/bait and are holed up where a net isn't an option.
 

·
Bushcraft Enthusiast
Joined
·
342 Posts
Obviously if I could I would take both. Since that was not the question, I would take the fishing rod. As someone mentioned earlier, it is more effective in the calorie game. I also like the fact that it would provide yards and yards of cordage as well.
 

·
Why do you ask? 2 Dogs!
Joined
·
14,206 Posts
Why does it have to be one or the other?

I use a cast net to catch my bait

I then use the bait for my pole

Yes....My intention would to be to use both items in a survival situation so I didn't vote!

Next poll:

Bullets or Guns

Which do you use in a survival situation?

Sorry OP....I couldn't help myself.....:D:
 

·
Snotbubbles
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Ha, come on... :)
Bullets or guns? That's not quite the same is it... Can't use one without the other.
In my scenario, it's either a large quantity of smaller fish or small quantity of larger fish. And the time/energy to gather.
 

·
Indefatigable
Joined
·
23,195 Posts
I will admit I am not much into fishing, but I am willing to learn. It would seem to me that a pole would make more sense. I know that it's possible to fish through ice but you wouldn't be able to do that with a net? somebody clue me in if I am wrong.
 
1 - 20 of 46 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top