Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
July 1, 2014

Andy Whitcomb

Fishing Bat Belt


For those stormy days when you can’t go fishing or boating, it is the summer movie “blockbuster” season.  Maybe there is a new superhero movie.  I understand another Batman movie in production.

Batman differs from most superheroes in that he often relies on his “wonderful toys,” as the Joker once said. Some of these gadgets are kept on his utility belt. With all of the tools that can be clipped to a belt, this fisherman sometimes feels like Batman.

● Multi tool.  It includes pliers to help unhook fish and a handy screw driver, among other tools.

● Cell phone.  If a smart phone, there is a app for locating “hot spots” or boat ramps.

● Bait holder.  This version is for bait in jars such as salmon eggs or PowerBait.

● Knife. Large blade for cutting bait, rope, or opening that economy size box of honeybuns.

● Rod holder. This works for holding that spare fishing rod, or if you need to warm your hands while bait fishing on a chilly morning.


What do you clip to your Bat…, I mean, fishing belt?


Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad living in Pennsylvania. Visit him at


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Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad. He says there are “people who fish”… and there are “fishermen”. One of the few things he knows is that he is a “fisherman”... To the point it could be classified as borderline illness. Sharing this obsession is rewarding, therapeutic. He likes to encourage people to “stop and smell the crappie." Enjoys catching fish, but gets a greater thrill out of helping someone else hook up. Born in Florida, but raised on the banks of Oklahoma farm ponds. Now relocated to western Pennsylvania. He has fished, worked, lived all around the US. He has a B.S. in Zoology from Oklahoma State as well... And he met his wife while electrofishing. He has been contributing weekly to since 2011.                                                                                Find out about the rest of Take Me Fishing Blog Authors.
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