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jimtanker
2007-06-19, 15:35
Just saw a comercial for this.

Penfisherman.com (http://www.fishpen.com/index.html?directLoad)

Might be a nice stocking stuffer for the ultralight fisherman.

deadeye
2007-06-19, 16:41
Gotta get me one of those. I won't be waiting for the stocking stuffer season.:biggrin:

oops56
2007-06-19, 17:06
Dam i just put a hi bid on ebay but i just order one watch it there more then meets the eyes also they got a wall mart deal that you got 7 days to get out of it i got out it live e mail says no to the live email and you got to call in to cancel. So i laid told her my phone only work on incoming cant call out she cancel it then and there. So in a nut shell got two coming. I need it like a hole in the head

oops56
2007-06-19, 17:30
Well i made a post it got lost or hit wrong button. The one in the video is not the one showed you need to pay more to up grade to the better one also a up grade on the case there is a catch so just say or you got 7 days to call in and cancel . Now the is said got two coming 94.00 extra fast shipping cost more :bike:

sailingsoul
2007-06-20, 11:17
Weren't there other comments in the past about this pen thingy and several miniature reels. I have not read anything from a user as to weather they work or are basically a gimmick. The video given earlier, shows a man casting and pitching it but the cast looks like the product is flimsy. Like he is trying not to break it with a cast that would get any real distance. It does look tempting to try. God Knows I have been tempted in the past and been happy I jumped and have also been "learned". (burned, college cost money) Other than OOPS ( who hasn't given a report, yet) I've never read a product report separate from an add. So I'll wait till I do. Signed "tempted".........SS :captain:

jimtanker
2007-06-20, 15:07
I too am going to wait for Ooops' product report before I order one.

Not like I can do much fishing over here anyways.

oops56
2007-06-20, 16:13
I paid extra for a rush shipment they said be out in mail 2 to 3 days 2 weeks deliver. I hve not got a e mail on the order or any thing yet.

Amigi
2007-06-20, 17:28
I smell a gimmick. I'm waiting for the oops56 report as well.

oops56
2007-06-20, 17:34
I smell a gimmick. I'm waiting for the oops56 report as well.

go here looks like the real deal


http://www.fishpen.com/contactus.html

Turk
2007-06-20, 19:10
Compare with this one:
http://www.gofastandlight.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=395&category_id=60

Its smaller, lighter and better construction.

and wait .....

oh yes ....

one of those rare ones ......


also cheaper.


Beware the Coleman corporate logo.

Iceman
2007-06-20, 23:52
Don't do it.

If you want a telescopic antenna for a fishing rod, go to Radioshack.

If instead, you seriously want to pack a rod in your gear, a rod you can actually fish with, for many many years, one that actually works, that you can use, your kids can use, and you can hand down to the kids later, get one of these:http://www.troutlet.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=821

I have had the original version of this rod for about twenty years and have caught a gazillion little trout on it. Just bought one for the 11year old boy this year.

Leave the case at home, and just tuck in your gear if you anticipate a fishing stop along the way. It actually works like a fishing rod.

Skidsteer
2007-06-22, 23:24
Compare with this one:
http://www.gofastandlight.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=395&category_id=60

Its smaller, lighter and better construction.

and wait .....

oh yes ....

one of those rare ones ......


also cheaper.


Beware the Coleman corporate logo.

And it's an open face reel. Way better.

Take-a-knee
2007-06-23, 00:39
I wouldn't use anything smaller than a "1000" (shimano nomenclature) sized reel. I think Diawa uses the same number system. Any smaller and you'll lose the fight with line twist, which is a problem with a spinning reel. Spool it with 8# Fireline Crystal. As for rods, a telescoping rod seems like a good idea, it would serve as its own case, if you could protect the guides. I wouldn't expect a superlative action but it'll probably get the job done.

Woods Walker
2007-06-26, 01:41
I just use a canteen to hand line for fishing out of my pack as often I don't carry a rod etc if not plaining ahead for a fishing trip. The line spools off the canteen up to 50 feet by tossing and to reel it in I just wrap the line back on. Costs nothing and adds zero weight as the canteen is used for drinking. However use 8 lb test tine as there is not rod to take up the shock of a big fat bass. But I just go for Perch. The best eating in my view.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n220/Daytraderwon/bb01re2.jpg

Here is some info.

http://www.cyfernet.org/cybercamp/popcan.html

You will be shocked as to how far this thing can cast.

Iceman
2007-06-26, 01:52
Ok, I have actually had one of these rods in my hands this weekend, and I must say, (after all the hoopla' and frittering around that you guys made about this incredible little rod,) I must say, (even after the ribbing i got about suggesting that you get a real fishing rod....) I must say.....(even after the sales associate at the Sportsmans Wharehouse showed me the three different reels that are options for this fantastic light weight little fishing rod...) I must say that; YOU GUYS HAVE LOST YOUR COLLECTIVE MINDS IF YOU THINK FOR A SECOND THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY FISH WITH THESE RIDICULOUS LITTLE FLIMSY, READY TO BREAK, CRAPPY FISHING RODS!!! Ok, I admit it, that wasn't needed, I am a jerk, blah blah blah...just wait until you get ahold of one of these, and you will surely agree with me. Sorry. :bike:

Bear
2007-06-26, 03:10
Iím with you Iceman. I bought my son and I each one of telescoping rods from cabelas over a year ago to take backpacking. Paid about 40 bucks each and I thought it felt a little flimsy when it came in but hey, Cabelaís should be decent quality. My son snapped his rod the first big fish he hooked. Woods walker has probably the best idea, and if you want a pole to go with it, use your hiking stick. No fish will break it and it is light weight and pack able.

Turk
2007-06-26, 05:23
Okay .... well thanks for warning us Ice. You notice how nobody jumped in there and volunteered to blow the money and be our research monkey:biggrin:

I think everyone is a little skeptical of these tiny rods. But dammit! thats as close as I am ever going to get to having "James Bond" camping gear:biggrin: :biggrin:

I admit it on everyone else's behalf. We're suckers for spy gear. Anything that folds down into an impossibly small everyday item ... im sold.:argh:
Its a sickness.

Someday ill also get a watch thats a plasma cutter, and a telephone in my shoe.