Have you ever had to choose between bringing a rod or a gun into the field? It can happen. Or perhaps you were under-caffeinated, left on a trip and forgot one or the other at home. Well, here’s a concept that could prevent both of those problems.
The new Pack-Rifle lets you hunt AND fish with the same piece of gear. It’s a lightweight, take-down, single-shot .22, made of high-strength aluminum and carbon, that converts into a fly-fishing rod. Done shooting grouse for the day and want to catch a trout for a surf and turf supper? No problem.
Makers of the Pack-Rifle, Mountain View Machine & Welding, claim it’s “the lightest rifle out there,” weighing in at just 15½ ounces, and can be taken down in about two seconds. “It reassembles just as fast.” When converting to a fishing rod, the barrel is removed and the butt stock tube extends to form the rod while a reel is attached to the handle.
To learn more, check out www.packrifle.com.
Meanwhile, here’s some photos so you get the idea.