By Andrew Liszewski
The sport of fishing hasn’t really seen much technological advancement since they started making fishing rods out of strong and flexible composite materials but that’s about to change now that someone has finally put 2 and 2 together and combined the elegant simplicity of a fishing rod with the brute force efficiency of a shotgun.
Now I know what you’re thinking and let me assure you the Rocket Fishing Rod isn’t used to blast fish out of the water. As far as I know that technique is still illegal in most states. (That game warden was quite insistent about that.) Instead the Rocket Rod uses a shot-gun like loading mechanism to fire a special capsule that includes a bobber and hook up to distances of about 30 feet. It’s basically designed to help those who are less than graceful when it comes to the art of casting.
When the capsule hits the water it releases a baited hook and then functions like a bobber making it obvious when you have a bite. It also includes a traditional reel for bringing in your catch that has an adjustable drag option to help prevent line breaks. (Although that also cuts down on the ‘one that got away’ stories.)
The Rocket Fishing Rod is available from the Gadgetshop.com for about $60.