Fishing without a rod is a critically important survival skill and it’s one that you may be forced to use if you’re ever stuck out in the wilderness and need to forage for your own food. It’s certainly not the easiest thing to learn, but there are also a variety of proven methods that are at your disposal.
The key concept to fishing without a rod is to improvise. Improvise to make your rod, your line, your lures and bait, and your hook. In addition, you can also fish without having to use any type of a rod at all. We’ll examine these methods as well, but first, let’s start with how you can improvise a complete fishing rod.