While fighting hoards of biting deer flies, I ditch my modern fishing equipment and try my luck with so called “survival fishing gear.”
This is the FULL version, if you do not want to suffer through the full experiment skip over to the SHORT version.
I tie up simple fishing line onto a beaver chewed log, attach a hook and sinker and bait with a worm in effort to catch a brook trout lunch.
Is this technique effective? Can it produce more calories than it consumes? Find out.
I personally think, like all things, that it can work give a specific set of parameters, but is not universally as effective as modern fishing gear.