*I received product mentioned in this post for free in exchange for my review and feedback. All opinions are 100% my own.*
My kids love fishing. Have you ever heard of the Rocket Fishing Rod? Here recently we received and opportunity to try one out. The boys were really excited about it! I was too because when we take out kids fishing, we tend to stand away from them when they cast their lines. They aren’t the greatest at it. We stand clear so we don’t end up getting caught by a hook. This was the main reason I was so excited to try the Rocket Fishing Rod out. After using it, I definitely will be purchasing another one.
Using the Rocket Fishing Rod
Using it is really simple. My youngest says it reminds him of a Nerf gun and Fishing Rod in one. And he’s kind of right about that. It doesn’t look like a gun though but the way you use it reminds you of a toy gun. It’s a fishing rod with a barrel and trigger. You pull back on the slider that is on the barrel and then press the trigger near the reel. Then the bobber fires out of the barrel into the water. Pretty cool right?!
To get started, you need to turn the drag wheel crank all the way to the left until it stops turning. Then you place the bobber into the barrel and slide the red handle on the barrel all the way forward. You should hear it click. Then you slide the red handle all the way back down the barrel. Once again you will hear a click. On the sides of the barrel, you will be able to see the bobber inside the rod through the vents near the reel. If you do not see it, then you need to reel the line until you do. Now you are ready to launch!
What I love about this rod is that you can’t just pull the trigger. There is a safety button near the reel housing. You will need to push this button and hold it while pulling the trigger. This is a really nice feature because I can just see my kids having their rod ready to launch and accidentally pulling the trigger and hit somebody with it. Once you are ready, the bobber will launch out of the barrel and into the water.
The bobber is a safety bobber which as a parent, I am completely appreciative of. It’s cylinder in shape that opens up at one end. At that end, you can pull the line out a little if need be and add your hook, sinker and bait. Then you close it up. Now you are probably wondering how you are supposed to catch anything with the hook and bait enclosed. Here’s the ting, once the bobber hits the water, the part that opens is under the water. When it hits the water, that part opens up releasing the hook and bait. You can also adjust how far the line inside the bobber releases depending on the water depth.
Ready to Fish
The Rocket Fishing Rod is ready to fish right out of the package. It casts up to 30 feet. There is nothing you need to do but to had your hook and bait. The rod comes complete with 150 feet of 8 lb. test line, 1 weight (already attached to the line), 2 line stops, 2 hooks and of course complete instructions. The instructions are really easy too. Just as easy as actually using this rod. Which is really easy. And a lot of fun too. At the end of the fishing rod on the handle is also a nifty storage compartment. You can see it in the above images.
As a parent, I absolutely love it. The ease of use is amazing. I don’t have to worry about my boys snagging me when they cast their line. The safety bobber is really great too. My kids think it’s pretty awesome. They like using this rod over their regular fishing rods. Not only is it easier to cast a line, it’s also simply fun to use. The reel works really well. I love that the reel is completely encased. You can also open up the housing for removal of the reel in case you need to re-run the line. We did have to do that once when one of my boys had a fish on the line. It felt like a big one but it ended up breaking the line. The same day they caught a couple other smaller fish. Either way, they were pretty happy with it!
For more information about the Rocket Fishing Rod, check out Goliath Games website. They also have a list of their retailers as well. You can find it on amazon, and stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Walmart. You can purchase one anywhere from $30 to $40 depending on where you purchase one from. Also be sure to check out Pressman Toy!
One of my lucky DustinNikki Mommy of Three readers will win a Rocket Fishing Rod!
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Giveaway begins 8/13/18 and ends on 9/03/18 at 11:59 pm EST
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. However, I received free product mentioned in this post from a representative of Goliath Games/Pressman Toy in exchange for my honest review. Brand is also sponsoring this giveaway. All opinions expressed in my review are 100% my own.