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    Default Bank Line - Where to get it?

    Hi All,

    Looking for some advice on bank line. I have been watching some vids about a pocket fishing kit and looking to make one myself.

    Where can you get bank line from as i have searched the net and cant find what i am looking for. is it know by something else?

    I am in the UK and unsure if its available in the UK.

    Thanks

    Tim
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    Here where I live a bank line is simply a length of fishing line tied off to a tree limb with a weight and baited hook on the other end. Tossed out into the water to await a passing fish. If this is what you are referring to then all the items are generic fishing supplies.

    We assemble them ourselves and I usually press the hooks into a piece of foam and wind the strings around that to keep them all from getting tangled.

    I don't watch a lot of vids so I'm not familiar with the exact setup you're looking for. HTH

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    bank line isn't an item, it's a technique....

    bank line fishing is using a pole or a branch tied to something on the bank for passive fishing.

    trot line is a similar technique, just strung in a different way.

    this website explains this very well:

    http://www.catfishbaitsoap.com/catfish-bait-how-to.html

    not trying to be a smart ass, just trying to clear up what seemed to be a bit of confusion...

    oh, and for an answer to your question, any line strong enough to hold what you're trying to catch can work. i prefer a homemade trot line made from mason twine. strong enough for most fish, pretty cheap.

    if you google trot line you should be able to find something on amazon i imagine...

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    I forgot to add. There are members on the forum here that have made "Hobo fishing" kits. Try a search on that too.

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    Check your local regs too - trotlines/banklines are banned in some counties, and frowned upon in nearly all.

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    They sell it as trot line here. I get it at my local bait store.

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    What he is referring to in the vids is a tarred nylon line. I have bought from Dicks sporting goods here in the states, and I have seen it on the Cabelas website.

    You can get it at http://www.canteenshop.com/id74.html second item down.


    I am not sure about most countries, but here in the southern US trotlines, banklines and juglines are very popular, especially for catfishing. There are regulations to be sure, but these techniques is not outlawed or frowned upon at all.
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    Most mason line I have seen has a tensile strength much lower than bank line.

    BTW, as most cordage, it has much more use than just as bank line

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRiker View Post
    bank line isn't an item, it's a technique....
    Thanks, i had a feeling it was more of a technique than a item.



    Quote Originally Posted by JRiker View Post
    oh, and for an answer to your question, any line strong enough to hold what you're trying to catch can work. i prefer a homemade trot line made from mason twine. strong enough for most fish, pretty cheap.

    if you google trot line you should be able to find something on amazon i imagine...
    I will take a search for mason twine and trot line Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishManInOntario View Post
    Check your local regs too - trotlines/banklines are banned in some counties, and frowned upon in nearly all.
    I have a feeling it is banded in the UK, but will find out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarakian View Post
    What he is referring to in the vids is a tarred nylon line. I have bought from Dicks sporting goods here in the states, and I have seen it on the Cabelas website.

    You can get it at http://www.canteenshop.com/id74.html second item down.
    thanks this is the info i am looking for.



    Thanks for the info guys, i think i am heading on the right track for what i am looking for. and will also take alook at people hobo fishing kits.

    Cheers

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    I found the link for the brand of the line I have right now http://www.houla.com/tarred.htm It is quite a bit stronger than mason line, and the tarring helps waterproof it.

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