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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Cool conversation piece at the lakeside. – Fish-Everywhere Pocket Pen Style Fishing Rod and Reel Kit (1-Meter Extended) Reviews

posted by GeekfromNorway on 08/10/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
The entire set fits quite nicely into the glowe compartment of any car, which means you can fish just about anywhere.
The reel is solid, and looks well-machined, if somewhat simple.
The keychain reel, while completely useless is cool, and is a must-have for any serious sports-fisherman. Maybe sell them separately? ;-)
Cons:
The eyelets you thread the line trough are too small. There's a lot of space inside te cap, so why not make them large enough to slip a swivel-fastener through?
As it is, you need to cut the line when packing up.
Also, the reel doesn't have a 'free' mode for casting.
Other:
If you loosen the brake, and set the directional control to centre, it's possible to cast with this rod and reel, but you'll need a 25 - 30grams weight on the line to do it.
(I wouldn't use anything bigger than a 8gram hook/lure, so the rest must be made up for with a lead weight. Attatch the weight at the end, and the hook a good foot or so higher up, with an extra piece of line.)
Also, I reccommend taking a set of pliers and gently bend the eyelet at the tip of the rod. With a greater angle it may work better for casting, as the line will run more freely without rubbing the metal casing on the tip.
Bottomline:
Very nice looking fishing rod, and is bound to make you the centre of attention when you unpack it at your favorite fishing spot.
Of course, they may laugh a bit when the limitations are revealed, but after that, they'll probably approach you one at a time when they think no one else is looking, and ask where you got it...

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