10 Good Ol’ Fishing Tricks You Should Know About

Every trade and every profession has it’s own list of tips from people that have learned them over the years.

Every trade and profession is different from the next but in this article we will be going over some fishing tips and tricks, some simple ones that will have you wondering why you never thought about them before and some that would take a genius to realise.

Some of these will cover a broad list of reason to use them and some of them would only be useful in some situations, however we will take a look at a bunch of them.

1. Put the bait inside a tic tac dispenser

While ice fishing or even just normal fishing an easier alternative to keeping the bait in a can would be just to put the bait inside a tic tac dispenser so instead of having to take off your gloves and go fishing around inside the can just open the top and shake as many as you need out without getting your hands any more dirty than they need to be.

2. A good case for bobbers while fishing is old egg cartons

A good case for bobbers while fishing is old egg cartons as they are the perfect size for them and not only do they fit nice and aren’t too much of a hassle to carry but it means that you won’t have loose bobbers rolling around your tackle box while you’re looking for your fishing supplies.

3. Use one of those things they use to throw balls for their dogs for the chum

If you need to throw chum into the water and you don’t want to get it just in front of you go out and buy one of those things that people use to throw balls for their dogs. You can load it up with just about anything that would work for chum from corn chunks to other small things.

4. You can wrap your line around a coffee can


If you don’t plan on plan on fly fishing for a while you can wrap your line around a coffee can to prevent tight curls from forming in the line as it sits and it will help your fishing line stay straight on the water next time you go fishing instead of being crooked and making it harder for you in the long run.

5. Consider getting a small letter opener

Instead of using scissors or nail clippers consider just getting a small letter opener, preferably one with a small blade on the inside of it so you can just slide it through the letter opener and cut the line without worrying about fraying the line or messing it up at all.

6. Use an old beer can holder to hold your mono fishing line

You can use an old beer can holder to hold your mono fishing line and you can just pull the thread out as needed without worrying about the line becoming tangled and a jumbled mess and everything stays nice and wrapped up within the can. Not only can you find some cheap can holders but they are really easy to find.

7. Turning your old gold club into an ice fishing gaff

Turning your old gold club into an ice fishing gaff could prove to be a good use of an old golf club. Just cut off the head of the club and instead just attach a big hook to the end of it, or just some very stiff wire curved into a hook and you’ve got yourself a brand new ice fishing gaff.

8. Using a safety pin to keep your fishing hooks organised

Using a safety pin to keep your fishing hooks organised is a useful tool for most fisherman as anyone would know losing hooks is an everyday occupation hazard. All you have to do is just put the point of the safety pin through the eye of the fishing hook and just put it somewhere you won’t lose them all at once.

9. Another good option for bait holders are an old coffee can filled with soil

Another good option for bait holders are an old coffee can filled with soil. You can then remove both ends of the can and put plastic lids on both ends so you never have to go digging to the bottom to look for bait, just flip the can over and take off the other lid and you’ll always have fairly easy access to bait.

10. Another good use for old tic tac containers is to use them as tackle boxes

Another good use for old tic tac containers is to use them as tackle boxes as they can hold sinkers and hooks no problem. There’s no promises that everything won’t get wrapped and tangled inside but it does help to cut down on the amount of stuff you have to carry around outside
Source: Field & Stream