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  • I'd imagine they'd work for awhile .....
    ..... until they broke .

    Oh , are you asking if they can be used to catch fish ?? Sure looks like it ... did you see the size of some those fish that little baby reeled in !!

    You know what they say about fishing with a longer pole ... who knows , maybe compact toys can do the same job ??

  • When those first came out...
    ...in my youth many years ago, I got one as a gift. Didn't think much of it then, but I did use it to catch some fish. Yes - it works, but not very well. Amazing thing is that it never broke - and after almost forty years, I still have it. (Why???)

    There are many much better solutions for compact fishing gear.
  • probably didn't break because .......
    -- Last Updated: Feb-12-11 7:01 PM EST --

    ...... it hardly ever got used (probably) , and when it did it probably only had to deal with light fish (bluegills and such) .

    I wonder what it felt like to crank in those larger fish in that vid. , on that thing ?? They'd give the Shimano 5000 and 6000 series a work out on a tough rod !!

    I think those toys are a good idea for a beginner youth though , a step up from a hand line .

  • Yep, and yep.
    A step up from a handline is about it - unless you consider the added weight....then it's a step *down*.
  • Yes.
    There are much better solutions, but those work. They don't cast worth a darn, so you better be fishing close to shore.
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    Northern Pike in Turkey...
    used one with a steel leader in Turkey back in 1974...the old Turk guides in their wooden canoes who took me out on Lake Cuy just shook their heads when I pulled it out, but they started asking to try it after the 6th or 7th Pike was in the basket......

    Pocket Fisherman, Steel 18" leader and a Number 2 Mepps Spiner = Good Eatin'!
  • ha , I would of fell out of the boat ...
    -- Last Updated: Feb-26-11 10:25 AM EST --

    ...... laughing by the 2nd one you hooked up with !!

    That would of made a priceless vid. in todays world !! ... well , in any world for that matter

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