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    2013 angling kit

    after being out of fishing for a while... was time to get back into it due to the fact i'm riding near all these small rivers. so i figured i needed a kit that i can strap to my pack, nothing to fancy so if i break it i won't cry.

    a rapala travel rod and case, shimano reel



    the whole idea is to keep it real simple and as light as possible since i'll be riding with it everywhere. no lures though, live bait can always be found. bobbers work well in the streams/rivers since you can float the bait into holes or near logs you might not be able to reach from shore.

    if anyone has any tips or suggestion please post up, or even your own kit.
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    That's a nice set up. I would throw in a hard bait or two. Something like a small rapala or crank bait is always nice to have. My favorite "pack light" lure is the Beatle spin.

    2013 angling kit-beetle-spin.jpg

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    Nice !...

    If you have trout in those waters, I'd suggest a couple of Mepps/Bluefox inline spinners.

    Live bait is great, but time spent looking for it cuts into fishing time.

    Add a small pair of hemostats/ needle nose pliers to remove hooks to your kit if doing catch and release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    a rapala travel rod and case, shimano reel
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    Flies and some version of a water-bobber. Flies are light, and you can use the same technique fishing them as you mentioned in your OP with the bait and bobber.
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    aha, yes thanks. hemostats is a great suggestion.

    here's some pics on parts of the river that are open

    Trout swim up the Humber River | Toronto Star

    where i am (further up the river) the season opens next weekend

    here are some tips i reviewed on a river very similar where i am...



    the river near me

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    Nice little setup. I haven't been fishing lately nearly as much as I would like to. Make sure to throw up some pics of your catches.
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    For catching trout the "trout magnet" lures are pretty awesome. They are very small, inexpensive and come in a ton of different colors. I have always had luck using them and I think they would be a great addition to a light tackle set-up in your situation.

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    If it involves trout and streams, I go with the fly and bubble. Or if you have a fly rod, no bubble. Bubble is just to aid in casting.
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    That is awesome that your trails are so close to such fishing spots. Did I miss something, how do you carry the pole, is it in the pack. Obviously shorter than normal and is the reel real small? I would love to put together such a set up and explore some trout streams in my area.
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    it's a rapala travel rod in case... i strap it to my mule, put the reel, tackle box etc in the mule also. the reel is small,

    Rapala Magnum Series Rods

    thinking about setting up a worm farm for bait...

    D.I.Y. Worm Farm from The Little Veggie Patch Co on Vimeo.

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    Oh cool, I see it breaks down into 4 pieces rather than the usual 2. Which makes it small and compact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
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    thinking about setting up a worm farm for bait...
    I thought about doing that. But, I'd forget to bring them... like I did the box of mini Crawlers in the fridge today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hang 21 View Post
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    was in the bait business back in the day, had a trapping license from the mnr for chub and suckers... sold special larger minnows to the muskie fisherman... dabbled in the worm biz also... but it was pretty cut throat...
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    Spocket, if you're not gonna use anything artificial for bait, why not just use a stick with a piece of line tied to it? I've got a story involving that which ended up saving us (my camping group) from a serious food shortage.

    As far as food, we had under packed for our 3 day wilderness camp/hike. I knew there was gonna be wild trout in the creek we were following so I brought a spool of light line, some hooks, and some split-shots. We were just about out of food by the end of day 1 so I started fishing. We had fresh grilled trout for much of the remainder of the trip. I had planned on having some fun with the fishies whenever we stopped for the day along the way but I never considered them as food. I was just 10 years old back then.
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