Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tips for Fishing on a Budget
The first tip is for protecting your fishing poles. Instead of buying a case to safeguard the tips of your poles, cut a piece of plastic tubing that you can slide over the tops and use twisty ties to hold the middles together.
As an alternative to buying a fish scaler, use a less expensive cheese slicer. You need the kind of slicer that is only a wire, just hold the wire on both ends and pull it against the growth of the scales, from tail to head, and all of the scales on the fish will come off easily.
To get rid of the fishy scent that is left on your hands when you are done fishing, cleaning, and cooking the “big” fish that you caught, you don’t need anything special. Toothpaste is the perfect cleaner for this job, not only will it get your hands clean but there will be no trace of a fish smell left when you’re done.
I don’t buy the plastic holder for my fishing license, I know it doesn’t cost that much, but every little bit of saving helps. Instead I use a Ziploc bag and clip that inside my tackle box.
I love to go fishing, especially with my son. In fact that is how I spent a portion of Mothers Day, doing what I love, fishing with my son. I hope these tips help you out the way they help me to survive the cost of living with fishing on a budget.