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Howdy,

I'm making some fishing kits to give away as Christmas presents.

The containers are the round metal ones that holds mints/candies etc like you see at the checkout line at WMart etc.

What weight/type of fishing line would be best to put in the kit? With the idea it will be used in North America.
 

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Wolfbrother, I carry a kit like you describe in my gear most of the time. What I have in mine is actually 3 types of line, I have some 6 lb test monofillament, some 50 pound spider wire, and some nylon staging. I also have a variety of hooks in the following sizes, 10, 6, 2, 3/0 as well as assorted sinkers, and barrel swivels, I also include a piece of nylon staging about 4 or 5 feet long with a loop already tied in one end to use as a stringer, obviously you can make this after you get the fish but there is room in my kit for it so I go ahead and have it ready. My logic behind the variety of lines is a variety of uses, the 6 lb or spider wire can be tied to a field acquired rod (also know as a stick) and fished that way or the spider wire, barrel swivels, and staging can be combined to make limb lines that work while I rest. I have caught several good catfish using this technique, make the limb line, bait it and leave it alone till the next morning, obviously if you are planning on using this to acquire the next days food you would want to put out several. By the way, I store my hooks by sticking them in cork so if I needed it, I would also have a couple of floats readily available. And I forgot to mention, I wrap the line around pieces of plastic from milk jugs to keep it from getting all tangled up, it makes things much more convient and adds no real weight to the kit. I cut the jugs in strips the size to fit the container then cut a V in each end to keep the line in place and just wrap on how much I want to put in the kit. It is actually a lot of fun to catch a fish with this type of gear and it works better than most would think for foraging type situations. Hope this helps you
 

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Don't know if it helped WolfBrother, but I sure enjoyed reading it and will certainly get a couple of those made up to throw in my day pack the next time I go to the moutains and also just to keep in the pick up. Thanks
 
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