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    Always Be Ready to Fish

    Cabuya Handlines and Fishing Gear

    Cabuya Casting Handline - Emberlit
    Cabuya Casting Handline - Emberlit
    Cabuya Casting Handline - Emberlit
    Cabuya Casting Handline - Emberlit
    Cabuya Casting Handline - Emberlit

    Cabuya Casting Handline

    $14.99
    Cabuya Handline - Classic Bamboo - Emberlit
    Cabuya Handline - Classic Bamboo - Emberlit
    Cabuya Handline - Classic Bamboo - Emberlit

    Cabuya Handline - Classic Bamboo

    $34.99
    The Big Cabuya Casting Handline - Emberlit
    The Big Cabuya Casting Handline - Emberlit
    The Big Cabuya Casting Handline - Emberlit

    The Big Cabuya Casting Handline

    $39.99
    Survival Frog and Fish Gig - Emberlit
    Survival Frog and Fish Gig - Emberlit
    Survival Frog and Fish Gig - Emberlit
    Survival Frog and Fish Gig - Emberlit
    Survival Frog and Fish Gig - Emberlit

    Survival Frog and Fish Gig

    $24.99

    Old is New

    The name “Cabuya” (ka Boo yah) comes from the Taino word for a thin line or string used for fishing. These lines were employed with hooks and lures made from bone and turtle shell to catch fish. Handline fishing is that simple.

    This method of fishing long predates any sort of rod and reel and still today feeds millions of people around the world. It is a direct connection to the fish. Without the buffer of rod and reel every twitch, every strike, is communicated directly to your hands. There is no mechanical drag between you and the fight. This is the bare knuckle boxing of fishing.

    Cabuya Casting Handlines add a little convenience to this ancient practice by keeping one’s line neatly organized yet ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. The unique features of the Cabuya allows the line to strip off the end of the reel for long casts even with light lures. Not only are they super convenient for backpackers, pilots, paddlers, and survival fishing, Cabuya Casting Handlines are perfect for young children - even us older ones.

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    Cabuya Tips and Tricks

    Casting your Cabuya

    Casting your handline will take a little practice. The wooden ball that comes attached to your line is for this purpose. It's great fun if you have a cat.

    Simply hold the Cabuya in one hand and swing the ball around in the other and throw in an underhand toss. Make sure you are pointing the Cabuya towards where you want to cast so that the line can strip off the end of the reel.

    To keep the line from unwinding prematurely or if you want to stop your cast in mid air press your index finger against the windings to pin the line.

    Fishing Knots and Rigs

    How to Stow your Handline

    Ideas for a Survival Tackle Box