Ultralight Pen Fishing Rod with Spinning Reel COMBO
New Improved for 2013 Pen rod eyelets now have nylon inserts to permit smoother casts and retrieves. Not yet shown in photos or videos but we are working on them. No increase in price - just improved overall performance !
This Ultralight Collapsible Fishing Pen Rod and Spinning reel combination was featured in the
We at goFASTandLIGHT.com are all about light weight gear. There are other pen rods out there, some are longer, some are plastic cases, we have tried them all. This is the best overall combination of quality, light weight, and function. It really works to catch fish in a variety of environments.
Extreme lightweight backpackers and hikers will appreciate the low weight and compact size. This unique, unusual, fully functional combination rod and reel is great for a backpack trip, your coat pocket, saddlebag, day pack, glovebox or anytime you want to "whip it out" and fish.
All fishermen will appreciate this fully working, micro size Pen shaped fishing rod comes in a tough aluminum case only 8 inches long. This combination includes a high quality, 3 Ball bearing, Spinning reel.
You may wonder - how can a pen fishing rod be any good ? In the right hands, they are an excellent ultralight fishing tool. We love it for hikes and backpack trips because it is small, light, and easy to use in remote locations and in dense brush environments. If you understand how to set the drag, play a fish, and use it properly, they are a great pocket sized tool for backcountry fishing.
Note: These are NOT FOR KIDS. Children are notorious for rough handling and most kids today have not been exposed to telescopic antennas and tend to jam them closed, rather than close the sections from the bottom.
Called the "World's Smallest Fishing Pole" - It weighs only 55 grams (about the same as 9 quarters), and is pocket sized. It extends to 36 inches and has 4 eyelets for line.
It compacts down to 8", and extends to a full 36". It weighs about 55 grams. The rod has Five Fiberglass Telescoping Sections and 4 line eyelets.
The integrated aluminum case/handle is available in colors - RED, GOLD, SILVER and BLUE.
Don't let the small size fool you. This is a capable rod with plenty of action. We get reports of 4 lb+ fish on this rod. It makes a great gift for a fisherman.
For anyone who has never used a spinning reel, they may look intimidating. Fear not, if you
click here, you can see a series of "How To" videos that will make it easy. It takes a little bit of practice but is a worthwhile skill to learn.
The end rod segment bends to 90 degrees. The bottom 3 segments are stiffer, with about 10 degrees of flex. This is a lightweight rod, forced 'hand' bending beyond these limits can cause breakage that is not covered by the warranty. We test every single rod on a special bending board before we ship them. The only breakage we've experienced has been during lab testing - where we intentionally go beyond the limits. With your drag set properly we have not heard of a fish breaking one yet, but what a story that would make.
The Spin Casting Reel is high quality and is very serviceable for easy backcountry repairs and line detangling. Combined with the pen rod, this is the setup we take on most of our hikes. We are able to get consistent, accurate casts to 50 - 75 feet (2lb. to 4lb line). To cast you open the wire “bail” that wraps line around the spool, holding the line with your index finger against the rod. Release the line as you flick the rod forward and with a little practice you’re casting like an expert!
These are best for small stream or lakeshore fishing with spinners, spoons, or bait and bobbers.
Change to left or right hand retrieve in minutes, adjustable drag, release, and lock. Retrieves are smooth with 3 ball bearing action. These spinning reels have a 5.1:1 gear ratio for smooth fast retrieves. These are made with a specially sized base for use with the pen rod.
Reels do not come loaded with fishing line. It is recommended that you load them with 2 to 4lb. test line. We like Spiderwire EZ or Berkley Nanofil.
This Combo Rod and Reel weighs ONLY 195 grams - go Fast and Light !
Want to try fly fishing with a Spin Casting Reel ? Get a clear plastic float bobber (Torpedo Float or Bungee Bubble brand). Tie a 7x or 8x fly leader with a dry fly to one side of the float and your regular 2 - 4lb fishing line to the other. The float will give you the weight you need to cast the fly 50-75' across a stream or pond. The 7x or 8x leader gives the fly a good presentation. Backcountry fish ignore the bobber in favor of that 'delicious' fly !
* Weight: 2.0 oz (55 grams) * Size: 8" x 3/4" x 3/4" (Closed) / 36" x 3/4" x 3/4" (extended)
Specify your rod color preference below. We can not guarantee all colors are in stock but we get it right 99% of the time. All Spincast reels come in Metallic Silver.
Consider the MOLLE vest and Canteen Utility Pouch sold in sidebar to create the foundation for a custom fishing vest. The canteen pouch conveniently stores a reel, pen rod, stacking jars with lures, hooks, and tackle with room for more. Add modular MOLLE pouches to store more gear, snacks, medical kits, water.
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Bought the Spinning Combo for my hikes in the Sierra Nevadas. Backcountry fish are often small but will bite at anything that flashes so this combo with a spoon type lure is the ticket. The short length is an advantage when casting from bushy banks - you can simply flick a lure out there and boom ! Fish on.
I used the Pen rod and reel for a 5 day backpacking trip in the Sierras and it worked great. It was easy to set up and the lightest fishing rod and reel of any of my buddies. I caught over 50 fish with it over 5 days.