Golden Trout Pan Fry
Ahhh!! golden pan fry.!
backcountry fishing
468 x 60 Fishing Banner

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#172010 - 11/16/12 12:25 PM Re: Fishing gear for hikers? [Re: Ender]
greenmachine Offline
newbie

Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 4
I have a cheap telescopic rod from Cabela's that I've been using for about 3 years now. It's really light, and although cheap, it's held up fairly well. I also bring a small "tin" with 3 lucky lures and a couple extra swivels, weights, and hooks. I haven't really figured out the best reel yet. I've broken one already. I think something small, light, and closed face would be best. As far as cooking the fish, I keep it super simple. Instead of packing in a pan, I just use tin foil. I'll cook it with salt, pepper, and butter... The benefits of using tin foil is that the clean-up is very minimal. For the butter I'll just go to McDonalds for breakfast and jack a handful of butters. Anyway, I just recently posted a blog with some cool backcountry fishing photos, if anyone wants to check it out.

http://www.writerinthewild.com/2012/11/backcountry-fishing.html


Top
#172014 - 11/16/12 12:45 PM Re: Fishing gear for hikers? [Re: greenmachine]
OregonMouse Offline
member

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6401
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Beautiful pics, nice fish!
_________________________
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey

Top
#172019 - 11/16/12 01:18 PM Re: Fishing gear for hikers? [Re: OregonMouse]
Richard Cullip Offline
member

Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 16
Loc: Poway, CA
I backpack to fly fish, mostly in the Golden Trout Wilderness. I try to carry the minimum of gear so as not to weigh down my old body. My fishing gear currently weighs in at 16 oz and consists of

1) One small foam fly box and Trico fishing pack to hold it and some nippers, hemastats, floatant and tippet spool



2) fly rod in protective plastic tube (light weight fluorescent light tube) and fly reel (Lamson Lightspeed) loaded with line to match the rod (Winston BIIt 8ft 3wt). The rod and case are tucked away securely inside my pack while hiking to help protect it.



So far my system is working well for me.


Edited by Richard Cullip (11/16/12 01:20 PM)
Edit Reason: for spelling
_________________________
Life is good. Eternal life is better!
Richard

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Butane Stove
by Jim M
08:05 PM
Knife, Fire Starter, Ignition Source
by Jim M
12/11/17 07:34 PM
Bivvy bag with wired peak
by Petro1234
12/10/17 01:06 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Greetings - and a question
by valongi
12/11/17 11:35 AM
Just found out about UCO candles
by toddfw2003
11/30/17 08:41 AM
Hitting the eagle rock loop, Ark in 3 days
by toddfw2003
11/19/17 11:31 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Plant based insulation...
by billstephenson
11/18/17 02:58 PM
lightest grommets to use
by toddfw2003
10/22/17 06:13 PM
avalibility of thin ti rod
by the-gr8t-waldo
01/26/17 04:45 PM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
1 registered (), 18 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
valongi, Atkinson J, Dcarpenter, Woodland, ultralight
12469 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com