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Alright, if you’re checking out this site, chances are you are well aware that you can find guides on building many different handy survival kits and other survival items right here on Know Prepare Survive.
Let’s take a moment to speak about a Do-It-Yourself minimalist fishing kit.
You can stash this fishing kit in your glove compartment, your backpack, your RV, or anywhere you might find yourself in need of a good fishing kit.
I have a great plan that can fit into a small space and go anywhere in your pursuit of that monster fish!
If you are planning to fish lakes in the Southern US, your minimalist tackle box will look very different than if you are going for trout in the fast-running streams of the West.
Decide where the majority of your fishing will take place and pack the lures and artificial baits that will work in your area.
What I try to do is keep a variety to cover any situation in my area of the South because my minimalist fishing kit stays in the glove box.
The majority of my catch is bass or trout, so if you are driving around saltwater areas, be sure to include some heavier tackle to land those prize salties!
INSIDER TIP: When baiting with shrimp, including the head will increase the staying power of your bait. With a larger hook, be sure to run the length of the hook through the entire body of the shrimp and weave the barb through the shell several times to make sure your bait stays put!
Lastly, if you find yourself using any of your items in saltwater conditions, make sure to give them a rinse in fresh water when you have a chance, and dry them immediately. This will help extend the lifetime of these items, especially ones that are prone to corrosion, such as pliers or a knife.
Good luck and happy fishing!