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  • gb steel
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    Since most manufacturer's do not make 4 pc spinning rods, I ordered up some 7 or/and 8wt fly blanks and wrapped them up into spinning rods. Makes sense if you travel a lot and know a rod wrapper. I even have a few spey rod blanks wrapped into float rods. Anyways, just another option.

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  • Kenai Cache Outfitters
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    Had one as a kid that I never used. Prefered my Captain America fiberglass rod with spincast reel. Nothing but the best from Zebco. I believe the base color of our pocket rod & reel was "mustard" ??? Of course, this was an in color back in the early 70s Cheers!

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  • Kardinal_84
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    Kids were casting great with it! Just about took their mom's eye out! I walked by a toy store, saw it, and I had this strange almost euphoric urge to buy it knowing its worthless as a real fishing equipment...it was a very odd sensation. For the first time I better understood the "trance like" gaze I see from people like my wife in high end shopping outlets.

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  • AKBoater
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    With the pocket fishermen you'll have to learn the trick of casting. It's a little hard with a short stick in your hand. Also you don't feel the fish pull very hard. But it's fun.

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  • Kardinal_84
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    Originally posted by AKBoater View Post
    Dang, Drifter beat me to it. I picked up a Pocket Fisherman at a Garage Sale a couple years back for $1. Thought it would be fun. Went out and pulled in a bunch of pinks and cohos on it. Kinda entertaining. Though not super functional.
    Originally posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    BWAAAAAAHAAAHAAAA!!!
    I can't believe this is still available!!!



    On to the original posters question.
    Batson Enterprises makes some good blanks for travel rods if you want to get a custom built.

    So you guys saying I made a bad investment??? I picked one up last week on vacation in San Diego...for $24.99. Dang it AK BOATER you got one for a buck? This is why I don't do most of the shopping in the house.

    Well as long as I got one, can I interest anyone in a "pocket fisherman" salmon or halibut derby? Kind of like the snoopy rod classic they hold on the Olympic Peninsula every year for hatchery steelhead!

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  • Alaska_Lanche
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    My wife and I each carry the Dawia Mini-Spins on all our summer backpacking trips. Compact and protected and works. Nothing flashy but catch fish just fine.

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  • bhday
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    i second the st croix. swell rod, fits in suitcase/pack etc. has great action. pick up a hardy tube for it

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  • AKBoater
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    Dang, Drifter beat me to it. I picked up a Pocket Fisherman at a Garage Sale a couple years back for $1. Thought it would be fun. Went out and pulled in a bunch of pinks and cohos on it. Kinda entertaining. Though not super functional.

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  • LuJon
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    Looks like the perfect complement to your pocket pool cue there drifter

    :nyanya:

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  • DRIFTER_016
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    BWAAAAAAHAAAHAAAA!!!
    I can't believe this is still available!!!

    https://www.ronco.com/PocketFisherman/Default.aspx




    On to the original posters question.
    Batson Enterprises makes some good blanks for travel rods if you want to get a custom built.

    http://www.batsonenterprises.com/rx6...-travel-blanks
    Attached Files

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  • tcman
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    Besides the spinners that have been recommended I would make sure you pick up a few weedless lures for pike. Northland's Jaw Buster skirted spoons, Moss Boss, or Johnson Silver Minnows work great for this. A lot of the rubber mouse/frog lures are relatively weedless so stock up on a few of those as well.

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  • Cliffhanger
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    Every time I've hunted on Kodiak and Afognak, where ever there's been a lake or stream nearby, I've caught silvers in November on my little Daiwa mini-caster. Little reel comes with 6-lb test. What a hoot.

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  • dixiedog
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    I have a Diawa Mini-Spin - very compact rod-reel kit that comes in a little box, only thing I don't like about it so far is the reel. The bailer doesn't flip over when I crank the handle so I have to flip it myself. Caught bows on it.

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  • danattherock
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    Get a bunch of 3/8 ounce spinners with single hooks. You can order them directly from the Mepps website that way. Treble hooks will be bad on the mouths of the grayling. The 3/8 ounce size will be big enough to attract pike, yet not too big for good sized grayling. Get a reel with 10-12 lb line. Get the XML travel spinning rod from Cabelas. Very high quality pack rods. You would be good to go but expect to break off a few pike. Nothing is perfect. Especially when fishing for two species like this on the same gear. Braided line would be of benefit perhaps. Take an extra spool of line as well. You don't need it till you do.

    Cabelas XML travel spinning rod...

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...h-All+Products

    St Croix travel spinning rod...

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/St-Cr...h-All+Products


    Load up a dozen spinners in a spinner pocket like this....





    -Dan

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  • Old John
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    Eagle Claw makes a 7' pack rod that comes in 4 pieces. You can buy better pack rods, but the action with this one is really fun... Toss the flimsy plastic tube it comes in and buy a 3' section of abs/pvc with end caps... you can rig for spinner or fly... For grayling I'd get a few number 0 or number 1 spinners for pike you'll want some larger number 3 spinners or top water plugs.. Rubber mice or frogs are great fun with pike... carry a pair of needle nose pliers in your back pocket to unhook the pike..../John

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