Fishing Poles and Tackle Boxes for Loan
November 06, 2014
If I were to ask you what you can borrow from your local library, you might say books, movies, or even music. But what if I said you could add fishing poles and tackle boxes to the list? It might sound unusual, but our Blue Springs South and Colbern Road Branches have partnered with the Missouri Department of Conservation to do just that, and outfit you for your next fishing trip.
The partnership is part of the department’s Rod-and-Reel Loaner program, which strives to get more Missourians fishing in local waters. Conservation supplies the rods, reels, and stocked tackle boxes. Our branches take care of the rest, lending the gear to rookie and seasoned anglers alike.
The kits are designed for people of any skill level. Every tackle box has a supply of bobbers, hooks, and weights. If you need help getting started, you’ll also find detailed instructions for baiting a hook and casting and a guide to fish identification. There’s even a ruler to measure your catch.
So if you’re looking for a fun, family friendly activity, come by the branch and borrow some gear. It’ll only cost you the price of a fishing license.
Colbern Road Branch