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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:09 pm 
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My dear brothers of the angle, i've long been thinking of putting together a "Go to" angling bag containing all the knicks and knacks, lures and stuff that an angler could use anywhere in India and still catch fish. An essential items kit that would work under any situation in any location.

Your opinions are welcome. Let the debate begin, please remember that this bag should be light enough to be practical :-)

I will post soon once my idea of the "Go to" bag is in place.

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Should contain a set of polaroids,wide brimmed hat,oh and a camera just in case.


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Good thought bops... now.... couple of lures, Kidney spoons, a split ring plier, hook remover and Travel 1000 Swiss Knife. should do the trick.


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Bops - please add a hat


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Hi Bops,

just make sure that everything included in the kit bears the name IA on it. :lol:


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Travel kit included all could be a long list, but when i advice Danes going to indian for the first time traveling with their packback i recomend:
1: size 4000 reel, filed with 0.17mm braid + extra filling.
2: travel rod casting 20-60 grams
3: lures- anything you would use for european freshwater pike ( poppers- wobblers-storm-spoons).
4: extra trebles(owner 4x) + single hooks for bottom fishing.
5: sunprotecting, hat/sunclases ect.
6: high quality split ring + swivels
7: Steel + fluocarbon leaders.

If my personal travel kit would be this small my vife would be very happy.


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I think Andersen has given a good list. I would include another set of travel rod and reel, a fishing knife and a torch. My own travel kit comprises a mountaineering ruck sack of around 24 inches which has a lot of pockets. I carry
1. three travel/telescopic rods 7 ft, 8 ft and 10 ft.
2. three reels size 2000, 3000 and 5000.
3. spinners, spoons, plugs and wet flies as req.
4. one 10 lb and one 12 lb spare line spool.
5. hooks, weights and swivels etc
6. A fishing jacket and hat/golf cap.
7. Fishing knife.
8. Torch.
9. Vanila essence, zera powder, turmeric powder etc
10. A pocket keep net.
This makes around 5-7 kgs of wt which i can easily carry on my back even when climbing mountains.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:52 pm 
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I think this thread is brilliant.

Here's my two bits.

1. two rods. one medium heavy and another light. 8 to 9 feet.
2. two reels with extra spools. 10 to 24 lbs mono one two reels 15 and 30 lbs braid on the other two.
3. Plugs, softies, spinners and spoons
3. hooks - chilwa to big mulley. lead for little weight and an assortment of nuts, bolts and other eco friendly stuff as weight.
4. floats
5. all purpose knife, nail cutter, scissors, pliers
6. lighter
7. torch
8. cap, polarizers and sunscreen
9. mosquito repellent
10. Chocolates
11. rehydrating mix or glucose
12. first aid kit (dettol, band aid, crepe bandage, alka seltzer)
13. fine bait net for chilwa and shrimp
14. folding trowell
15. small dairy with a pen
16. binoculars
17. camera


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Thanks for all the inputs folks. This looks like it's going to be a thinking anglers thread :-)


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:D I think we should concentrate on a simple kit for all purpose, personaly i bring 3 rods and a pagpack full off kit, but thats not the point.
What would you recomend to people traveling in india to bring so they can have a good time and cacth fish, in fresh and saltwater.

Søren


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Vodka ?


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OK, trite answers aside, fishing kit is a bit obvious and what you pack is entirely dependent on what you fish for and the methods that you choose to adopt.
Fishing related essentials other than tackle would have to include:
* A good pair of rust proof long nosed pliers for unhooking and tackle repairs.
* A pair of heavy duty wire cutters – I was SO glad I had these with me on the beach last year when I got a lure firmly embedded in my hand with an angry fish on the next hook.
* A decent quality head torch. If you can also carry a tiny LED torch that fits in a shirt pocket, it’s a good idea.
* A spare tip ring, a couple of intermediate rings, thread and hot melt glue to make rod repairs with.
* A hat with a wide brim to keep the sun off.
* Appropriate light weight clothing – I like the Supplex stuff but there are other options.
* Sunscreen. I try not to use it but if you do get caught by the sun, having it get worse through repeated exposure can be miserable.
* A first aid kit. It doesn’t have to be big but mine contains some simple dressings and antiseptics as well as a pharmacy for almost any eventuality.
* A pair of high quality polarising sunglasses.
* Insect repellent.
* A good quality pair of waterproof sandals.
* A set of scales and a weigh sling – The sling is handy because it not only allows you to weigh the fish without harming it but slipping a fish into a wet weigh sling an covering its eyes with the cloth will calm and restrain it while you set up your camera and tripod.
* A decent knife.
* If you’re camping, a couple of lighters, a billycan, a dish, cutlery and a good length of rope.


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Great thread! Good for us newbies to get a peek into the kitbag of the veterans.
Yaj.


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how come i didn't think of this subject. just arranged all my light weight gear before this thread appeared.

speaking of weight.... i'm thinking of a way to develop fishing weights for fishing with bait 'on the spot' cause no way i'm gonna carry around a couple of ounces of lead through india.
right now i'm thinking of getting stockings, put a nice 'on the spot' smooth stone inside, make a knot or use a tie-rap and attach a swivel. problem is that i cannot find any stockings here... :-)
maybe i just buy some cheap clothing and cut it up. is stronger but heavier and more bulky to carry.

any of you great minds have an other solution?


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Try a thick rubberband to hold the stone on your line. If the weight gets snagged the stretch in the band will help get it out or the band will break. Nuts & bolts sourced locally will also do....


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all over india you can get lead weights for casting nets, they weight around 30 grams each and cost 1-3 rupees each.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:28 am 
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Lead is convenient when it comes to small sizes. But I think we should all switch over to using nuts, bolts, spark plugs, stones and other throw away stuff. The best way is either the rubber band as Bops pointed out or just buy a ball of cotton thread. This way if you lose anything it will only be the 'throw away' stuff.


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a pıece from the ınnertube of a bıcycle mıght work ındeed. only worry ı have ıs ıf you want to gıve your rıg a good wack towards horızon, stretch wıll allow for space and the stone comes off (or worse; wıll be catapulted towards your head...)

i wıll keep up stressıng my mınd, ıf there ıs a solutıon you all hear from me.


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I have wrapped line round a stone and attached it to the main line, whacked it out, and actually caught 2 mahseer on it last december.


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Owen!

That's how I started. One prized Coke can, 50mtrs of line, a few hooks and lots of luck. We would get to the lake/river/pond with this. Dig up a few worms or catch chilwa/frogs/grasshoppers. Tie a stone as a weight. And then just cast in.

Caught some great fish this way.


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Ken that's how you started out, for me that's how i fished last year! I found i had everything but lead and i was alone at Hiara waiting for the rest of the gang to turn up.


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Owen wrote:
Ken that's how you started out, for me that's how i fished last year! I found i had everything but lead and i was alone at Hiara waiting for the rest of the gang to turn up.


:D :D :D :D

It's good to go back to the basics every once in a while


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Hi -Just opened my bag to inspect & see what did not appear in the many items given above.In addition to the above given stuff - I carry the following
1. Adhesive - fevitite rapid and feviquik.
2. Stainless steel dental wire - in v thin and medium gauge.
3. Fool a fish spray
4. Rainwear Light Jacket (V thin)
5. near empty can of WD 40.
6. Snag master lure retriever
7. Rapala 2 stage fillet knife sharpener
8. Box cutter small
9. Artery forceps long for lure removal
10. Syringe with needles - for fish resuscitation
11. Eyeglass with fine needle to remove knots in braid
12. Cig Lighter
13. Soap Strips
14. Moisturizer-v small bottle
15.Emergency blanket (V Imp)
Hope this helps
Cheers…Hamdhingra


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Forget not the suit case on wheels fellas!! And a pair/s of silk pyjamas!Also Goanna oil to work the aches and pains out the body after a hard day's fishing!! And make sure the moon phases are right!
Happy New Year to one and all!
cheers,
glenn.
Hello Bobby and Bobbee, Eljeffe,Gavin, Fred, Freddie,Sanjay,Heliox,Alexis, and all you great anglers!


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Hi Guys,

Musquito repellent? Leech Repellent?. Vodka Yes!!



Jeen


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great idea bops,
i think keeping it minimalistic would be the key.
some hooks, lures, legers, floats, shots, forceps and other basics. it will otherwise be very difficult to cater to everyone.

alternatively explore the option of mass customization where additional to the essentials the 'not so essentials' can be given as extras.

regards.


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