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    Question What fishing rig do you include with your hunting gear?

    I'll be flying in to a river for a float hunt with a buddy of mine, and the taxi service is allowing 90# of personal gear apiece. We'd be looking to catch mostly grayling along the way.

    Just wondering what you folks normally carry with you for fishing while you're on a hunting trip. I'm guessing I'll need some sort of breakdown rod and spinning reel with a small collection of spinners, a spool of line, forceps, small scissors, etc. Does that sound about right? What do you carry with you?

    I appreciate any ideas or suggestions you can offer. Apologies if this is in the wrong forum. I just figured, since the fishing is secondary, hunters might carry different tackle than those who are only fishing.

    Thanks,
    John

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    You got it. Spinning pack rod. 4 or 6 lb test. assorted small spinners, spoons and wet flies. some split shot and a couple small float bubbles.

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    I've been looking at the Tenkara fly rods for use on hunting trips. Sort of a simplified fly rig. A friend of mine in CO swears they are the greatest thing since sliced bread on backpack hunts.
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    Emmrod 6 coil did a lot of looking for a tough little rod . I think the emmrod was the best

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    If you really feel you're only going to have grayling bite, then get yourself a cheap and light break down fly rod and have some fun.....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Or use your tent pole (the way Buck Nelson does).
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    Size 0 chartreuse vibrex. Leave the rest of the spinners at home. You'll be trying to cast without a hookup

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    Lightweight flyrod & reel with a small spin reel for back up. You use the spinning reel on the flyrod. Works fine.

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    Eagle Claw 6 piece Spin/Fly combo rod.

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