Recently, over on the site mysurvivalpack.com, I saw an instructable for a fishing “grenade” or “Fishing BOB”. The idea is to use a small, widemouth juice jar with fishing line wrapped around the neck and all of your bobbers, hooks, sinkers etc. stored inside. Self-contained, easy to carry, nothing to snag or stick out of your pack. Supposedly, [supposedly…] you can cast right from the neck of your grenade with a flick of the wrist. We’ll get back to you on that… I contacted the guy who runs the site and asked for permission to repost the entire instructable over here. He was nice enough to say okay. You’ll find it quoted verbatim, pictures and all, at the bottom of this post.
I could no longer find the Wyler’s drink bottles that are mentioned in his version. They seems to moved over to producing only powdered drink mixes. But I found a similar bottle of SunnyD juice down at my grocery here locally. It seems to meet the requirements… most importantly, it has that tapered-in/reduced section below the screwtop for the line to wrap around.
I packed mine up with some snelled hooks and rubber worms contained in a narrow baggie, rolled tight and secured with a twist tie. I gave the baggie a tab made out of duct tape and attached a little lanyard from it to the inside of the screwtop. One tug and the package slides right out into your hand. Sinkers and bobbers I just left loose in the bottom of the bottle, however I will probably find a small baggie for them as well just to reduce the rattling and the noise. My “grenade” went together quite effortlessly and probably didn’t take more than 15 minutes to make. Of course, Chad over on mysurvivalpack.com went to the trouble to paint his bottles nicely and made much more effort with the paracord wraps. Mine came out quite light in weight, so I don’t see any harm in throwing it in the bag. We’ll see how it does when we get up to Cranberry Pond.
…Look out you little fishies, geezer’s going to get ya!
Posted on 2/16/2014 by