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Sunday, August 3, 2014

On the Fly Backpack Fishing Gear



Fishing on the go is a great idea if you have just an hour or so to spare in your busy schedule. Unfortunately, by the time you grab your tackle box, fishing pole, and bucket you are carrying a truckload of unnecessary items. Fishing on the go, or backpack fishing, requires a whole new way of thinking about things. The economization of items is necessary if you want to fit everything in the back of your car, stuff it into a backpack, or shove it into your desk drawer. 

The Ready to Fish R2F Telescopic Pole provides a compact fishing pole that is easy to store in small places. With a micro tackle box, and carrying canvass it is hard to get something more portable than this. Retailing for under $30 at most outlets like Sports Authority or Amazon it is a nice addition to your fishing gear. 

Recently I have engaged more often in pier fishing in the San Diego area. Sometimes I like to bike down to the beach and spend a few hours in the sun and then head over to the pier to enjoy some fishing. This is pretty difficult if you have a lot of gear and not a lot of space. 

Simply stuffing one of these poles into my backpack allows me to enjoy my day and pull out the pole when it is needed. Plenty of leftover room for towel, sunscreen, and other items. I have also removed the necessity of a bucket by using a waterproof container and freezer packs. Simply catch your fish, clean it at the pier faucet, place it in the container, stuff it in your backpack and head home. 

Perhaps you do not desire to go pier fishing but are enjoying hiking or camping. Something that allows you to fish in remote areas is certainly a benefit. It is also light which means you are not adding significantly to your shoulder weight. 

Backpack fishing has come a long way since the days of stuffing string and hooks in your pocket, finding a slightly green stick to tie your line, throw it in the water and reeling it in by hand. The R2F Telescopic Pole is a fully functional pole that retracts out to full length. It hosts an open real that is easy to attach and detach as needed.  

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” –Doug Larson

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