I’ve never owned a fishing pole. When I was a kid I would go down to the river with a friend and scavenge for supplies. In the span of 20 minutes we could find a tangle of fishing line, a hook, some weights, a cup of bait and a long stick. We would stick a worm on the hook and look for a spot where we could see fish and then slowly drop the worm in front of them. This almost never worked.