Finally , I went to Kmart yesterday and bought some fishing gear for my SHTF/Bug Out project. Nothing fancy since I do not know when/if I will use it - but better to have it on hand and ready. I did not spend a lot - the Rod/Reel and Knife were the "high" dollar items. Just some split shot, 3 varieties of Hooks on fishing line, some hooks not on fish line and several swivels and a few flies to say that I have something to work with.
When I was a kid , all we had was worms and dough ball for bait. If anyone of us had spinners and fake worms - it was too fancy for back then !
The rod is a Zebco ( they are still around after all these years) !
This weekend I am going to stretch out 30-40 ft of line to straighten it out. Way back then we use to have problems casting if we did not do that prior to first day of trout !