Fishing is a fundamental outdoor survival skill. But like most other outdoor pursuits, we tend to get overly dependent on our gear. It’s understandable; we spent lots of money on that rod and reel and want to use it. There are shortcomings with this approach however.
Here’s a question: Can you catch fish without a rod or even a net?
Whether you just want to challenge yourself, learn an awesome survival skill, or you want to impress your buddies, you need to learn about a curious little DIY device known as a “fishing button.”
The beauty of this “fishing button,” as demonstrated in the video on page 4, is that it’s incredibly compact, perfect for bug-out bags and glove compartments. Its even more compact than the Daiwa collapsible rod.
The fishing button makes it fairly easy to catch fish in an emergency situation. This is not the rig you should bring on a guided fishing trip. It’s a compact, improvised survival rig. Of course, if you’re looking for a challenge, you may want to give it a test drive at the local stocked pond.
Continue for a list of materials needed to build your own “fishing button.”