Whether jiggerpoling or hunting for crappie, cane poles still remain an effective–if old–fishing tool. Although these poles are often inexpensive, sometimes they can be hard to find. An easy solution is build one yourself.

After all, a cane pole is nothing if not simple in its ingenuity. There are no high-tech gizmos to be found here, all you need is a place where cane grows, a line, an eye, and a hook. An axe or a large knife will also be needed to cut the cane; we found that using our teeth accumulated too many splinters to be worth the effort.

In the following video, survival expert Dave Canterbury shows the simple methods to constructing a cane pole. You can also check out our interview with Dave here.


Image screenshot of video by wildernessoutfitters on YouTube

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