Lightweight Fishing
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Steve Martell
(Steve) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Washington
Lightweight Fishing on 08/08/2008 18:22:43 MDT Print View

Anyone use one of these? Looks a little too small for fishing.

http://www.gofastandlight.com/catalog/product_395_Ultralight_Pen_Fishing_Rod_with_Spinning_Reel_COMBO_cat_60.html

Dave Weston
(WSUWESTON) - F

Locale: NW
Pen Rod on 08/27/2008 11:02:44 MDT Print View

They are very short, thus hard to cast long distances.

Nia Schmald
(nschmald) - MLife
Re: Pen Rod on 08/27/2008 11:12:52 MDT Print View

They also have poor flex, the joints tend to jam, and the reel in my opinion is junk.

If you don't think you are going to be fishing and want something to carry along just in case this is fine. But if fishing is definitely going to be part of the trip, there are many good spinning reels weighing in at 6 oz and the cabelas 6ft telescopic rod is 3 oz.

So for 2 oz more you can get a setup with decent casting length, and a rod and reel that aren't likely to fall apart.

Edited by nschmald on 08/27/2008 11:15:01 MDT.