Legend speaks of a fearless and highly skilled ninja somewhere at large in the wilds of England; a ninja so passionate about fishing that he keeps his fishing tackle with him even when carrying out freelance ninja work in the evenings.
Combining ninja work with fishing is strictly for professionals, but there’s no harm in imagining what a ninja would do with a selection of fishing tackle.
Almost invisible to the naked eye, fishing trip wires are made from super strong fishing line and will surprise even the most careful adversaries. Clever birds may give them away though.
Fishing rod whips
In a the blink of an eye the humble fishing rod is expertly transformed into a whip, that produces a crack so loud that even Indiana Jones wants one.
We all know fishing hooks are rather sharp — well imagine them attached to a fluorescent fishing weight and flying through the air like shurikens (throwing stars). Deadly.
You’re walking through the park one morning and you see a brand new pair of waders standing upright on the grass — what do you do? You have a closer look. Wrong move — you fell for the oldest trick in the ninja training manual.
Fishing net traps
The fishing net is a ninja’s flexible friend. Combined with camouflage, a large branch bent backward, and a pair of decoy waders and you’ll be hanging upside down in a web of rope, 50ft from the ground in no time.
A specially adapted reel is attached to the ninja’s belt and using strong fishing line and hooks, he is able to abseil down the side of buildings. Some say he can even fly. Now that’s the reel deal.
Excellent for keeping you dry when it’s raining, but when it’s closed this fishing umbrella is turned into a lethal razor-tipped spear. Beware of sunny days.
There can only be one place where this ninja takes cover, a place that hides him from searchers, a place that keeps him warm and dry. Whisperers say that his hideout is a bivvy. Watch where you step, he’s out there somewhere.