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Backpacking Fishing Gear – Rod, Reel, Tackle



An overview of some of the fishing gear and tackle that I bring along when going hiking… whether it be an extended backpacking trip into a remote wilderness location, an overnighter close to home, or even just a day hike. I try to keep my backpacking fishing system lightweight and compact, yet still maintain a high level of versatility due to the diversity of fish species that I target. I discuss my rod and reel choice, tackle, and different bait options. A quick breakdown of what’s included in my set-up:

– Eastsport Fanny Pack (Hip Pack)
– Quantum Xtra-Lite Graphite Rod
– Shakespeare Micro-Spin Reel
– Micra type Multi-tool
– Plano Stowaway Mini Tackle Box
– Mepps, Lure Jensen, & Rooster Tail Spinners
– Assorted Soft Plastics
– Assorted Terminal Tackle

This combo has served well for me over the years for a variety of species ranging from panfish (bluegill, perch, crappie) to trout, to bass, and even catfish… in a range of locations from nearby ponds, to mountain streams, to remote wilderness lakes.

For the supporting article to this video, as well as other outdoor related articles and videos, please visit my blog at:
http://intenseangleroutdoors.blogspot.com/

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