Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing
Make sure to pack some paracord in your tacklebox

As a Minnesotan, I’m all too familiar with the significance of The Fishing Opener. The night before the perennial Governor’s Fishing Opener consists of searching for bait, relining of rods, and dreaming of reeling in that first walleye of the year. My first time fishing was with my father on Big Detroit in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. I remember the faint hiss of my fishing line as it pierced through the sky, the way my opaque bobber glistened in the morning sun, and the sheer ecstasy that I experienced upon my first catch. At risk of sounding corny with this obvious pun, I was hooked. Fishing is a pastime that is held near-and-dear in the hearts of many recreational activity aficionados. However, as is the case with all sports in this era, change is inevitable. Technology advances, new approaches are discovered, and word is spread. Here at Paracord Planet, we’ve never been shy about spreading the word. This blog post will focus on four ways that paracord can be used to help you increase your number of catches on your next fishing trip. 

1. Paracord Fishing Bracelet

Image from Paracordable

A new twist on a classic item, fishers who tweaked their survival bracelet to have further application out on the lake are experiencing remarkable benefits. Whether you are in a survival situation in which you need to fish for food, or you are out on the lake for lengthy hours and want some backup line and hooks, the fishing bracelet can be an extremely advantageous possession. The best part? The Paracord Fishing Bracelet is extremely easy to create. Instructions on how to create your own fishing bracelet can be found here. To see a Paracord Fishing Bracelet in action, watch this video.

2. Paracord Fishing Lure

Image from Paracord Forum

As far as I’m concerned, there are two types of people in the world: those who eat the crust of their pizza, and those who throw it away. Stay with me, here. In terms of paracord, you face a similar dilemma. Avid paracord crafters that buy in bulk are inevitably going to be left with a couple excess feet of paracord that they prematurely deem to be useless (the “crust” of a paracord hank). One great idea for this scrap paracord is to make a fishing lure. With a couple inches of cord and a hook, you have a very inexpensive addition to your tacklebox. Instructions on how to create your own fishing lure can be found here. To see a Paracord Fishing Lure in action, watch this video.


3. Paracord Fishing Line

Image from Instructables

As far as I’m concerned, there are two types of people in the world: those who eat the crust of their pizza, and those who throw it away. Stay with me, here. In terms of paracord, you face a similar dilemma. Avid paracord crafters that buy in bulk are inevitably going to be left with a couple excess feet of paracord that they prematurely deem to be useless (the “crust” of a paracord hank). One great idea for this scrap paracord is to make a fishing lure. With a couple inches of cord and a hook, you have a very inexpensive addition to your tacklebox. Instructions on how to create your own fishing lure can be found here. To see a Paracord Fishing Line in action, watch this video.

4. Paracord Fishing Net

Image from Ultimate Survival Tips

Some people are old school. Now, I’m not talking Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn old school. I’m talking about the self-sufficient, “grocery store is cheating” individual who values a challenge; the type of person who would catch a fish with their bare hands if allotted the time, but settle for a net. Well, paracord can also be used to help this type of fisher! By conducting the same weave pattern that is more commonly used for making hammocks, a Paracord Fishing Net can also be built. Instructions on how to create your own fishing net can be found here. To see a Paracord Fishing Net in action, watch this video


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Written by: Jackson Yakowicz, Paracord Planet Intern

Contact at jacksony@imsetc.com

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