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Jivedaddy wrote:Can you actually use this to fish? Like real fish? Or are they just toys?
I grabbed a pair of these during the recent Woot-Off and am very happy to have done so.
My son, who is 3½ and had never held a fishing rod before this past Saturday, is now able to cast, with reasonable consistency, 15-20 feet and is having a blast, just tossing the plug around in the backyard. (The other reel is for my daughter, who won't be old enough to use it for another 18-24 months.)
Though almost entirely plastic, the reels seem to be of decent quality -- not quite on par with the 70's-vintage Zebco 33's and 202's that I learned to fish with as a kid, but decent, nonetheless.
Using these little rods, I can easily toss a lure 30-40', with consistent distance and better accuracy than you might expect and the guts are robust enough to survive my son's occasional tendency to continue cranking-away after the lure has stopped at the end of the pole.
My wife swears I'm keeping Woot! in business all by myself. I think she may be onto something.
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These are a fun, and safe, way to get young kids interested in fishing. They *can* be used for catching actual fish, but the line is very thin, so angle for perch, at most. But once the kiddos catch the bug, you can move them up to some more substantial tackle.
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slamberto wrote:Bought these on Woot before for my son's birthday and one of them never worked right. One of them worked great and he learned to cast very well after a day. However, be prepared that both may not work. $9.99 isn't bad for one fishing pole, but kind of disappointed that one of the two was jacked.
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