Bringing Fishing Gear on a Hunt: 10 Gears You Need to Know About

One of the greatest outdoors activity is fishing. I mean, who doesn’t love fishing, right? It’s one of the perfect ways to get away from city life and enjoy a bit of relaxation with bagging some food for later. However, if you’ve never tried it, I would highly recommend giving a shot at least once. That’s why before you go on fishing, you need to look for some pointers.

If you are just a beginner, these points will definitely excite you. Today I’ll talk about bringing fishing gear on a hunt – the necessities.

So, why wait? Take a look at what gears you should bring.

Fishing Gears for a Hunt

In this article, I’ll talk about everything you could ever need for a pro fishing session. However, don’t worry as most of these are for beginner levels and not that much pricy. So, everything should be okay.

Fishing Rod and Reel

Obviously, these are one of the essential tools of them all. You can’t possibly fish and relax at the same time without these two gears. Usually, these rods are made from graphite or fiberglass, and they vary in bending quality, responsiveness, strength, and taper.

If you are just a beginner, try using a rod with medium strength and good responsiveness so that you can feel when the fish took the bait. Also, make sure to keep it at least 30 centimeters longer than your height.

As for the reel try to go for lightweight and powerful so that in case of big fishes your reel doesn’t betray you.

Fishing Line

The next thing you need is the fishing line. Buying a new reel should give you a roll or even two! However, make sure always to pack more fishing lines. While fishing its quite normal for these lines to break or get tangled.

Sometimes if it caught up in underwater logs or strong fishes, you could lose the line. Additionally, these fishing lines come in different weights and strengths. So, if you are going for a fishing trip where you want to catch big fishes definitely go for stronger ones. However, if you’re fishing ground only offer small to medium fish breeds then settle for lesser strengths.

Also, always have a minimum of 100 yards of fishing lines on your reels.


Another important gear to bring on the fishing hunt. So, stock up on the hooks as much as you can. In reality, the hooks vary based on the fish. Bigger fishes with more strength need stronger and double hooks.

When your fish take the able, it will poke them in the mount, and then you can catch it. Usually, there are single, circle, double, and treble types of hook. However, if you are just a beginner, go with single hooks.


You will be attaching your bait on your hooks to attract the fish. Usually, it’s the best policy to go with live baits. However, every fish breed is different and have different types of food attractions. One of the commonest bait is using minnows or worms. Other optional baits are – marshmallows, smooshed bread, corn, grubs, or meat.

For live baits, you can try local fishing shops, or if you have access to backyards then dig them up and store them using soil and grass.


Bobbers or floaters help to keep the bait always close to the surface of the water. It also lets you know when a fish is interested in the bait. Every time your fish bites the bait, the bobber will sink, so you know when to reel in your catch.

Without the bobbers, there’s no way of knowing whether your hook got you a fish or not. So, make sure not to forget about them. Find a bobber that floats well and sinks immediately as the fish bites the bait. Usually, plastic white, red ones are pretty good at doing this.


Lures are practically artificial baits that try to mimic real fishes. Usually, lures are for big ones. Many large fish breeds eat smaller fishes on a daily basis, and using the artificial bait you can easily attract them.

On the other hand, you can use them in case you’ve used up all your live baits. There are multiple lures which attack different fish breeds. So, choose them wisely according to that.


For reaching those deep areas of the water, you’ll need sinkers. For every line, you’ll need at least one of these to help the bait go deeper. However, stock up on more as it’s easy to lose them during a long fishing session. These sinkers are usually made of lead. However, there are also bismuth, steel, tungsten, and brass.

They also come in different weights, shapes, and sizes.

Needle Nose Pliers

Fishes will move insanely once you get them out of the water. So, while moving the hook from them, you might end up hurting yourself. To get rid of any risks use nose pliers. Nose plier’s help in removing the hooks form the fish without any hassles.

It’s not entirely necessary to have them; it’s better to be safe if you are camping for several days in outdoors because a cut might become infections if left untreated.


Some baits or even lures turn and spin and make the fishing line tangled. The swivel helps to keep the bait and the line in check by letting the bait move and keeping the line steady as it should. In the case of many lures, you can use snaps to save up the time.

However, they may break easily in case of big fishes.

Tackle Box

After getting all these gears, you’ll need a place to keep them all separately. This is where the tackle box comes into play. It will help you organize everything and save a lot of time while fishing.

Additional Gears

  • Line Cutters: Helps to cut the fishing lines as they are quite sturdy.
  • First Aid Kit: Keeping a first aid kit will come in handy in case of minor injuries such as band-aids, gauges, medical tapes, antibacterial medicines, etc.
  • Sunglasses: Helps to see the fish in broad daylight when the sun creates a glare on the water, making it difficult to see anything.
  • Sunscreen: If you are planning to be fishing without any shades, best to get yourself a sunscreen to help protect against the suns UV rays.


Now you know all about what gears to bring on your fish hunting session. If you are a fan of trout fishes, you need to know the best possible ways to lire them out. Usually, trout fishes are really popular for fishing sessions. So, you can check out Here, you’ll find quality guides and reviews about how to lure them and which gears are best for trout fishing.

So, why wait? Let the fishing begin!

Rodney Heaton

I'm Rodney Heaton and I love hunting in the wild. In the past, I was in the military for over 5 years. After that I became a licensed hunter and a mountain guide.