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rainforest
08-30-2012, 04:07 PM
I have been looking at many fine examples of hobo fishing kits thanks to all for sharing. I decided to give it a go myself. I decided to use bamboo as it is sturdy and already hollow. There was a tutorial about building a bamboo walking staff(which I did as well) that I got the info on how to cure bamboo using a torch and it works great, I tried to find the tutorial again to thank the poster and give credit where its due but I was unsuccessful.

Any who here it is....it has a built in stringer:)
http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/i-vJLsqxt/0/L/IMAG0347-L.jpg (http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/24937760_tLqZmF#!i=2057266800&k=vJLsqxt&lb=1&s=A)

http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/i-SvQ6VTX/0/L/IMAG0348-L.jpg (http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/24937760_tLqZmF#!i=2057250453&k=SvQ6VTX&lb=1&s=A)

Inside contents
http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/i-QsKtLjQ/0/L/IMAG0349-L.jpg (http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/24937760_tLqZmF#!i=2057267146&k=QsKtLjQ&lb=1&s=A)

http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/i-QVxgj58/0/L/IMAG0351-L.jpg (http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/24937760_tLqZmF#!i=2057267218&k=QVxgj58&lb=1&s=A)

drilled little holes to hold the line in place when not in use
http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/i-dF62WBM/0/L/IMAG0352-L.jpg (http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/24937760_tLqZmF#!i=2057277984&k=dF62WBM&lb=1&s=A)

http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/i-4z38NTf/0/L/IMAG0354-L.jpg (http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/24937760_tLqZmF#!i=2057278365&k=4z38NTf&lb=1&s=A)

Used some pine sap to seal the cap where the string attaches
http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/i-TGxxVTH/0/L/IMAG0356-L.jpg (http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/24937760_tLqZmF#!i=2057278587&k=TGxxVTH&lb=1&s=A)

I put this together last week and decided to give it a try. I paddle my paddle board out to a local reef about 1/3 mile off the coast and gave it a shot. It's pretty hard to fish off of a large surf board but I stuck it out for a while with nothing to show. It is also allot hard to entice fish with a hand line vs a pole.

Oh well next time I will just bring my spear like normal...here is a shot of my paddle board and catch from last spear fishing venture to the reef.
http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/i-67mgnVw/0/L/IMAG0138-L.jpg (http://itsdaphotos.smugmug.com/Other/Buchcraft/24937760_tLqZmF#!i=2057341054&k=67mgnVw&lb=1&s=A)

Thanks for looking... I will post up when I get the kit to work:)

hunter63
08-30-2012, 04:15 PM
Nice looking kit, like the bamboo idea, good job......thanks for posting.
I use the wood burning finish on a lot of projects, fast easy and cheap....looks good and does seal up the wood somewhat.

wanderlustman
08-30-2012, 04:28 PM
That is incredibly cool, and I don't just mean the SUP! :4:

JPAZ357
08-30-2012, 04:29 PM
Looks much better than mine! Which was a piece of tree limb with the bark carved off! hah

Bosapah
08-30-2012, 04:39 PM
Great kit. Mine is similar. Bamboo floats and if you get into a "real emergency situation" and need some tinder, you can scrape down the sides and make a great tinder bundle out of the shavings.

jacksterp
09-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Hey Rain - I think this is the thread you are looking for re: the bamboo walking staff -

http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php/69213-Custom-Made-Trekking-Pole

BTW - real good looking fishing kit. Seems perfect for camping and hiking.

rainforest
09-04-2012, 10:38 AM
Thanks a bunch jackster I looked all over for that:)

And thanks to Xtrekker for originally posting the vid thus making my little kit possible:)

Scott Allen
09-04-2012, 12:35 PM
That is a great looking rig!

Scott

jcl-MD
09-04-2012, 12:46 PM
I made one and after about a year or so the bamboo cracked in half!
I guess I will have to make another!!

Pic of OLD one!

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6192/6058664853_9bcb985c2c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56437608@N08/6058664853/)
Misc Stuff 058 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56437608@N08/6058664853/) by jclservices (http://www.flickr.com/people/56437608@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6061/6058672093_124dcc6097.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56437608@N08/6058672093/)
Misc Stuff 061 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56437608@N08/6058672093/) by jclservices (http://www.flickr.com/people/56437608@N08/), on Flickr

THANKS

rainforest
09-05-2012, 06:21 PM
I made one and after about a year or so the bamboo cracked in half!
I guess I will have to make another!!

Pic of OLD one!

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6192/6058664853_9bcb985c2c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56437608@N08/6058664853/)
Misc Stuff 058 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56437608@N08/6058664853/) by jclservices (http://www.flickr.com/people/56437608@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6061/6058672093_124dcc6097.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56437608@N08/6058672093/)
Misc Stuff 061 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56437608@N08/6058672093/) by jclservices (http://www.flickr.com/people/56437608@N08/), on Flickr

THANKS

I like it.

Perhaps try to cure/ temper the bamboo as described in this walking stick tutorial to avoid cracking down the road.

SR69
09-06-2012, 01:04 AM
Very nice.

Here's a bamboo walking stick w/fishing bits (20' Spiderwire,
tackle, etc...) and I made and a PVC fishing kit (40' line)...

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/Untitled-35.jpg?t=1346911449

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/Bamboo100.jpg?t=1345435048

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/Bamboo003.jpg?t=1345435060

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/Bamboo005.jpg?t=1345435065

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/HeathersPics036.jpg

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/CAAD9/HeathersPics037.jpg