So pack a travel fishing kit for your vacation

If you’re packing for your summer vacation, a travel fishing kit will help ensure that you have basic fishing gear for fun once you reach your destination. There are many types of travel fishing kits on the market depending on the type of fish and the type of trip. You can also build your own.

A travel fishing rod and reels are central to any travel fishing kit. Some of these handy fishing rods are telescopic, but most come in three to five easy-to-assemble pieces. More pieces mean shorter sections that take up less space. In general, the rod effect can decrease with more sections, but this is certainly better than the possible alternative of not having a rod at all!

When choosing a travel reel, keep in mind that while bait launchers are more compact, spinning reels are more versatile and forgiving when you are casting a range of baits or baits. Many spinning reel handles can also be hinged to create extra, much-needed space. When making your own travel fishing kit, make sure the rod and reel are a good match for line / bait weight recommendations.

Additional components of the travel fishing kit are hooks, weights, floats and bait. Take a selection at a time to allow for different types of fish bites. However, to save space, try to keep this to a minimum. You should also make sure there is room for long-nosed pliers or similar tool for unhooking, cutting string, pinching barbs, etc.

Some travel fishing kits come in their own case, but fishing starter kits also make great travel fishing kits. The packaging helps to contain and protect all of the fishing gear, not only on the shelf, but also in at least one direction when it is stowed in the back of the family’s SUV. And don’t forget the most important element: the fishing license.

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Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer ( and stressed-out dad has contributed over 380 blogs to since 2011. Born in Florida but raised on the banks of farm ponds in Oklahoma, he now hunts pike, small bass and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After graduating with a degree in zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, in the US state of Iowa and the US state of Michigan.

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