Thursday, March 06, 2008

The ideal fishing rod for children

© By Othmar Vohringer

Finally the cold winds and snow retreat from the approaching spring. The days get longer and the first flowers poke through the still cold earth, soaking up all the sun they can get. Spring is also the time to take the children out to the lakes and rivers and introduce them to fishing.

The other day I came across what I would regard the ideal fishing rod for children and novice fishers if ever I saw one. The Rocket-Fishing-Rod is a accurate fish catching tool that can cast out to 30 yards and a action toy all rolled into one. This rod is sure to put for many children, and adults, the fun back into fishing. Isn’t fun supposed to be a big part of getting novices interested in fishing? Sure it is!

How does it work? The Rocket-Fishing-Rod comes completely assembled with line and reel. The baited hook is safely placed into a capsule –No more worries that your youngster or novice fisher hooks his ears or nose- that opens upon impact on the water releasing the baited hook / lure and serves as bobber.

To cast the line the launcher has to be charged, similar to a pump action shotgun. To make sure the launcher doesn’t go off before it should there is a safety switch to prevent premature firing. A hidden compartment serves as storage space for hooks, lead weights and lures.

The Rocket-Fishing-Rod is sold for about US$ 40.00 and comes with extra bobber, hooks and a Learn to Fish DVD plus Roland Martin fishing tips booklet and free tackle pack.

To learn more about the Rocket-Fishing-Rod or to purchase go here or here !

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9 comments:

SimplyOutdoors said...

Very interesting product. Definitely a way to get kids interested in fishing. Neat little idea.

I do tend to be somewhat of a traditionalist so I'm a little skeptical, but I figure if it gets a kid fishing then more power to it.

adam said...

Thats pretty cool! I've never seen anything quite like that.

deerslayer said...

I've seen these new rods advertised on tv and they seem to be a great idea but they look like they may be a little tricky to re-line. Then again until I can visually see one up close and in person who am I to say-- looks can be deceiving. This could be the next Eagle or ABU Garcia of fishing rods. Aleast it was designed with child safety in mind.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Arthur – I am a traditionalist of sorts too but I do have to admit that this product might be right up the alley of many children that grow up playing with action figures and futuristic looking gizmos. This might be just what it takes to coax a youngster away from the computer game.

Adam – Neither did I until now. The first time I saw the Rocket-Fishing-Rod in action was a week ago on the Canada Fish’n Show were a pro tried the gizmo out and promptly caught a huge bass with it. Bells went off in my head, yes it does happen sometimes, and I thought that might be fun for the kids.

Deerslayer – I have been told that the reel can be taken out to fill with new line or replace it with another reel.

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Kris said...

I've seen these at Wal-Mart, and have thought about them for my kids...but just haven't taken the plunge on them yet. I don't know how well this would work on flowing water, but I imagine it could work well for still water...

Erin said...

THOSE ARE SO MUCH FUN. I AM THE DAUGHTOR OF THE EDITOR OF http://www.bodocktimes.blogspot.com/ .

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thank you Kris and Erin I too think that these rods could be fun. To tell you the truth, I have been thinking of getting one of these just for the fun of it. I guess there is a small kid somewhere deep inside me. :)
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Matt said...

I've heard they don't really work as well as they appear to on TV.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Matt – Thanks for your input. I believe nothing works as well as advertised. But the kids I have seen using this rod seemed to have one heck of a good time. I also saw kids actually catching fish with this gizmo.

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