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Spiderwire Wolf Tackle Bag – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Spirderwire Wolf Tackle Bag.  This review includes the long promised video of my behind the truck seat go anywhere fishing kit.

The key about this bag is capacity and function.  There is just a ton of storage in it, again as you can see from the video below.  One of the great features in the line minders on both sides of the bag, this allows you to spool line onto your reel with zero twist and with just a bit of practice no spool over as well.

With this bag I am able to carry three full sized telescopic rods, a cast net, a minnow trap, various prepared baits, an aerator, tools, a full tackle assortment and more.

The quality of this bag is also amazing, all the stitching is super high quality and it is made of very tough 1680 denier material.  While quite large it is still small enough to fit in a truck tool box or say behind a truck seat.  The carry strap is nicely padded and well made making hiking into a spot really easy.  And by using the telescopic rods you are only carrying the bag with no rods to thread in between trees, bushes and snagging briars. 

So check out the Spirderwire Wolf Tackle Bag I think you will find it to be the best currently available tackle bag on the market.

Remember you can always find the TSP Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. –  The best way to really show you what this bag has to offer so check out the video below.

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Catahoula Manufacturing Tarred Bank – Item of the Day

cmitwineEvery day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is one of my go to essentials for BOBs, Vehicle Kits and around the homestead, and frankly everywhere.  It is Catahoula Manufacturing #36 Tarred Bank Line.  Let me say that any size bank line by Catahoula Manufacturing Incorporated (aka CMI) is fine, if you want heavier or lighter stuff there are many options, check here.

I personally recommend that you get at least one 550 foot roll of #36 because it is such a good bang for the buck.  At 30 dollars with free shipping it isn’t just a monetary value either.  As a pack item you are talking about a spool that weighs only a pound and yet gives you 550 of 320 pound tensile strength line.  Tarred line is the best go to as a twine and binder for everything from “red neck repairs” to setting traps, building survival structures or fishing with limb lining or trot lines.

The key here is ONLY BUY Catahoula Manufacturing Line.  Most bank line is in a word, shit, it isn’t tarred line just because the label says so.  CMI is the only manufacturer I trust when buying this stuff online when I can’t inspect it by hand prior to purchase.

Look I know it sounds obvious but the entire point of tarred line, is that it is well, tarred.  Let me explain a bit further.  Tarred doesn’t mean it is black, or it has some trace bit of a tar like substance on it.  No it is supposed to mean that the twine is fully impregnated with tar.  It should be sticky, you should smell tar when you open it, get it tarred.

You know how they say you can’t push a string?  Well if it is a tarred string you should easily be able to push a foot or so of it.  Again, get it, tarred!

The point is that this twine doesn’t unravel and it holds both in knots and in wraps, the tar is what makes that happen.  That way the part you red neck reparied stays put till you fix it right, or you lean to doesn’t fall on your head, or that big catfish doesn’t yank it off the sapling you used for a limb line set.

Most so called bank line or tarred line has little if any tar on it.  CMI, is the real deal.  So consider adding some Catahoula Manufacturing #36 Tarred Bank Line or other sizes of it to your preps.  Again it is something I consider an absolute essential.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – Yes the prepper/survivalist/bushcraft world is enamored with parachute cord.  Yes I do think it has its uses, but it can’t come close to the versatility, usability and bang for the buck good tarred line gives you.

 

 

Rapala AC/DC Electric Fillet Knife – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Rapala AC/DC Electric Fillet Knife.  So bottom line up front, 95% of the items I review I personally own, I don’t own this one yet but I soon will.  Many years ago I was taught that the fastest way to filet fish was with an electric knife.  I learned this from my late friend Howell Dodd.

This week I took a good old solid “mental health day” with my buddy David and we hired fishing guide Omar Cotter of Luck ‘O the Irish Guide Service.  We had a great day on Tawokini.  We left the ramp at 0630 and were back well before noon.  Total haul…

  • 50 Sand Bass (aka white bass)
  • 4 Yellow bass (that were worth keeping)
  • 1 Blue Cat
  • 1 Striper

We also caught a lot of hybrids just a few inches under the legal limit of 18 inches and tons of yellow bass that were hand sized.  Here is a photo of our haul below.

Now one of the best parts about fishing with a guide other than they know exactly how and where to put you on fish all season long is well, they generally clean your fish for you.  I was not at all surprised to see Omar whip out an electric knife, every guide I know in North Texas seems to use one.  Speed is life in business.

What did surprise me what the particular model he was using of course it was the Rapala AC/DC Electric Fillet Knife.  There was a good cleaning station at the ramp and he simply had this knife clipped onto the battery in his boat and went to town, cleaning about 1 fish both fillets off and skinned in about 30 seconds a fish.

Again 95% of the items I review I personally own and have put though the ringer a while before recommending them.  In this instance though I have no qualms taking Omar’s recommendation.  Omar fishes for a living running about 2-6 trips a week almost year round and has been doing this now for over 20 years.  If there was a better tool for this job he would own it.

From a flexibility stand point this tool is awesome.  Because it uses both AC or DC if you have power you can use it, because I have yet to see a power option besides AC or DC.  This means when you are camping with your 4 wheeler you can use it, if you have a battery on your boat you can use it, heck the thing will even work if the grid is down with your Steven Harris approved battery back up system.

It comes with 6 and 7.5 inch blades so it is up to cleaning just about anything you would be cleaning in bulk.  It made short work and never slowed down going from 11 inch white bass to a 18 inch blue cat and on to a 20 inch striped bass.

One recommendation I have would be to add a couple Rapala Filet Gloves to your kit with this.  You only need one in the non knife hand but they do wear out in time, so two is one and one is none you know.   While these will help prevent cutting yourself, the bigger thing they do is help you hold onto a slimy fish so that your work is easier.

The entire kit comes in a great hard case to keep everything organized and dry if you store it in a boat, etc.  If you wear the blades out you can replace them with out buying an entire new kit but let me tell you such blades last a long time anyway.  The cost is a great as well, the Rapala AC/DC Electric Fillet Knife will only set you back about 42 bucks with free shipping on prime.  So if you want to clean more fish faster than you ever have before check out this piece of kit today.

Remember you can always find the TSP Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – As soon as Omar finished up I was ready to kick myself for not videoing him in action with this knife.  But I checked YouTube an found this video of some guys cleaning sand bass with the same knife.

Just ignore the end where they talk about the second board and the blood line and other bones, it is all mythological nonsense.  Tune in today to episode 2020 hear how to skip all that when it comes to sand bass.  They are also going a bit slow because they seem new to using this knife and are doing it to teach.  Once you get skilled with this tool, it is amazing how fast you can really go.

P.S.S. – It likely goes without saying but I can’t recommend Omar Cotter of Luck ‘O the Irish Guide Service enough if you want a guided trip in North Texas.  His lakes of choice are Lake Grapevine and Lake Tawakoni.  Either way a trip is 275 bucks and all you need to bring with you is a license and a cooler with ice to take your fish home with you.   Two guys splitting that is about 140 a piece and that is not expensive for a great day on the lake and a cooler of fish.

And if you guide any guide does a great job for you please consider tipping them, it is a tough job these guys do and good ones always work hard to make sure client get a great trip.

Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod specifically the 5’6″ two piece model but the entire line is fantastic.  The line comes in weights from ultra light to medium heave and lengths from 4′ 6″ to 7′ 6″.  I have and will always be a light gear kind of guy.  My idea of fun is a 20 pound snook in the surf on 12 pound line and a light action rod to give you and idea of what I mean.

I was also at one time big into the all graphite super sensitive type rods until I broke one to many tips off them.  Years ago I switched to Ugly Stik as my go to rods and have been really happy with them, and I find them plenty sensitive for their weight class as well.

So recently I decided to add a new rod to the mix and wanted something light action and not too long for fishing creeks and over grown banks, etc.  So I settled on the  Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod in 5’6″ two piece and I am very pleased with it.

I paired this rod up with an Okuma Avenger ABF-30.  The Okuma reel comes with a metal and nylon spool.  So I rigged up the metal spool that I use daily with Spiderwire Ultracast Monofilament in 8lb line.  This is a great set up for everything from sunfish to mid sized catfish.  I rigged up the nylon spool with the same brand Spiderwire Ultracast Monofilament but in 12lb line for getting into larger catfish or rough fishing.

I previously reviewed the Okuma Avenger in the 65 size for surf fishing.  Since that review I have purchased both an ABF-20 and an ABF-30.  I am so impressed with Okuma reels I have pretty much switched over to them 100%.  The bait feeder feature is just great and the quality and smoothness of the reels is like something that cost three times as much.

The 5′ 6″ light action rod linked to in this review would pair fine with either of them.  What the 30 allows is more and larger line to get the most out of this rod.  Because for a rod of its size and weight it is damn solid even with larger fish.

I paired my ABF-20 with a Zhijin Telescopic rod that I keep in my behind the truck seat kit and it is a perfect fit for that as well.

In any event the Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rods deliver exceptional performance for the price and if you ever break one you did something wrong, really wrong.  They are marketed as the toughest rods on the market and in this case after years of using them I can say, it isn’t just marketing, it is a fact.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – In all my years I have only seen one Ugly Stik break.  It was on a beach on Sanibel Island and a guy hooked a very large bull shark with a Medium Heavy Ugly Stik running 100 pound braid.  The fish was so large his two buddies were holding him by his waste to keep him from being pulled in, the rod snapped in three pieces and the center piece bloodied his nose.  This fish was NEVER going to be landed with tackle of the size the man had, the line should have been cut, lesson learned!

Entsport Saltwater Fishing Pliers – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Entsport Saltwater Fishing Pliers.  Now given that 95% of my fishing is in fresh water you may wonder why I selected a salt water set as my go to.  Well pliers are pliers to a degree if they are good ones anyway and have similar features.  Yet something designed to hold up to salt water corrosion will do very well for the fresh water fisherman.  I.E. they don’t rust easily or corrode easily.

I have tried out several brands and these are the best I have found.  Like everything I review they are well reviewed and highly rated on Amazon, with 5 Stars total with 41 reviews and a FakeSpot.com Grade of an A.

Some of the features important to me on these include.

  • The cutters are tungsten, hence they hold an edge a long time and don’t end up making cutting braid or wire a pain in the ass only a few weeks into fishing season.
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  • They have a sheath and a lanyard, bluntly I drop stuff and dropping stuff in 8 feet of water usually means it is gone.  I also sit stuff down and lose it, not going to happen with these guys.
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  • The jaws are stainless steel and that means they won’t rust if you provide just minimal maintenance.  The body is aluminum again big time resistance to corrosion and no rusting.
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  • They perform many functions, for instance see that little tooth at the tip of the jaw, that allows you to open split rings for rigging up different things.
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  • They are spring open designed, in other words when you pull them out they open with a tension spring, this makes doing things one handed a LOT easier.

In the end they are the best set of fishing pliers for the money and I think with just a bit of care they should last many many years.  So check out the Entsport Saltwater Fishing Pliers and give you fishing kit an upgrade in 2017.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

 

Marine Metal Aeratr Bubble Box – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Marine Metal Aeratr Bubble Box.  Yes this is another item for your fishing kit, but it is more than that, a lot more.  In the end what this is comes down to a battery powered aerator that runs about 40 hours on 2 D-Cell Batteries.  Again 40 hours!

So sure I keep one in my Fishing Kit, because it can keep bait alive or fish that I want to bring home alive in a bucket.  That is what most people use this for.  Yet there are other things one may need this for.

Let me ask you, do you keep fish at all?  Like do you have an aquarium?  Or an aquaponics system?  Now I am not suggesting that this little box can keep your 55 gallon tank or 300 gallon IBC running like a top long term, but what if you power goes out for a day or two?

Like many of you I have a generator but you can only run so many things and like many of you I am all about running what you can on batteries when it makes sense.  So consider with a 12 pack of cheap D-Cell batteries and two of these boxes you could keep two tanks aerated for 120 strait hours.  Folks that is 5 days!

Again long term this is not a solution for larger tanks but during an outage this could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in lost fish!  And what does this little magic box set you back, a whopping 8 bucks.

Oh and hey what about you high gravity beer and mead brewers?  Those of you wanting to push things to 16-20% ABV, one key to that is oxygen, so you hook this little bad boy up to your carboy, (sanitize the hose and stone of course) and run it for 6 hours before setting your airlock into place!  Note if you plan to do this you should get one dedicated ONLY to this use.

Again my main use for this is keeping fish alive in the field, mostly for bait and it is outstanding for that, but for 8 bucks it does a lot of other things.  So consider adding the Marine Metal Aeratr Bubble Box to your kit today.

Remember you can always find all TSPAZ Items of the day by just going to TspAz.com along with a link to Amazon’s top deals of the day.

 

Eagle Claw O’Shaughnessy Fishing Hook Assortment – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Eagle Claw O’Shaughnessy Fishing Hook Assortment.  In general I don’t recommend buying fish hooks on Amazon because many of them cost less just buying local retail, but this one is a great deal, a really great deal.

Lets start with the pattern of hook here though, what exactly is an O’Shaughnessy hook  pattern.  Well they are a go to very traditional hook, especially for larger fish using cut or live bait.  They are thick for their size as well, so they are very strong.  Additionally they a large eye in them, making them suited to heavier line, split rings or snap swivels.

And that brings me to how I use them most often.  While I do like them for fishing with live bait in salt water my main use is for catfish in fresh water.  Specifically I use them for limb lines, jug lines and trot lines.

I use these hooks for these purposes for some of the reasons above, tough, they work and the large eye lets me easily put a split ring and snap swivel on them.  I always use a swivel with limb, jug and trot lines, catfish roll when hooked and jack up everything if you don’t.

Another key though is back to how thick they are, and that they are made with nickle steel.  One year I switched to khale hooks, I did seem to get more hookups but by mid season my hooks were all rusted to shit and needed to be replaced.  I generally get two seasons at least out of these guys.

This pack is also an excellent value, you get 100 hooks ranging in size from #1 to #6/0 for about 8 bucks including shipping. So consider picking up a pack or two of the Eagle Claw O’Shaughnessy Fishing Hook Assortment today, especially if limb lining, trot lining or jug fishing is in your plans this year.

Remember you can always find all TSPAZ Items of the day by just going to TspAz.com along with a link to Amazon’s top deals of the day.

P.S. – As always check local laws for fishing methods in your state.  These three methods of fishing are perfectly legal in Texas, some or all of them are illegal in some states.  Also just because they are legal doesn’t mean they don’t come with restrictions like total lines, gear tag requirements, time check requirements, etc.  Make sure to know all your laws, if you get in trouble with your local Rabbit Sheriff, it isn’t my fault.  Rabbit Sheriff?  Yea that is what we call the game warden in Texas, it isn’t an insult by the way.  Just a local colloquialism.

P.S.S. – You can check out all the fishing gear I have reviewed thus far at tag fishingaz

 

Promar Minnow, Crawfish & Bait Trap

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Promar Minnow, Crawfish & Bait Trap.  I have been putting together what I think is the ultimate compact go anywhere behind the truck seat fishing kit this year and this is my latest addition.

As before when I covered my favorite compact cast net, please check what is an isn’t legal in your area.  This all boils down to one thing for me, and that is bait.  Buying bait is expensive but with the laws in Texas with one of these and a cast net I seldom have to buy bait.

This trap has some features I was really looking for.  First is it is very well built with high quality netting.  Many such collapsible traps are made with very weak netting that seldom lasts even half a season.

I also wanted a “bait pocket” so that bait would be contained and easy to remove when done using to prevent stink.  This trap has a zippered integrated bait pocket that is perfectly designed.  I also wanted a large zippered opening to allow easy removal of bait, as you can see in the video this one has that covered.

As a collapsible trap I wanted it to fit when collapsed into my kit bag and more over to stay fricken closed.  This trap has stout clips that allow it do to do just that.

So if you want a go anywhere high quality portable bait trap check out the Promar Minnow, Crawfish & Bait Trap today and see the video below for a more in depth review of this products features.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – Again PLEASE check what your local laws are and if you are in doubt in any way please call your local fish and game office, they will be happy to clear up any confusion.

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Betts 3 Foot Compact Cast Net – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Betts 3 Foot Cast Net.  This net is marketed as a product for kids learning to throw a net, and yes it is good for that, but it is great for “big kids” too.  Why?  Because it is so compact.

Take a look at the photo above, do you see how small this thing is?  When we travel to Florida I pack a 4 foot throw net in my luggage with my travel rod so I can catch bait in the surf.  It is pretty small and since I pack like a man it doesn’t put my bag over the 50 pound limit.

But I am working on a project right now, one I will likely reveal next week.  A truly compact behind the truck seat go anywhere fishing kit.  I am talking a bag the size of say a good range bag with two full sized rods in it, and everything you need to fish almost anywhere.  To make this work you must be able to acquire bait and that is one thing this does.   Not to mention a small net has big advantages in some bodies of water, especially small creeks surrounded by lots of trees.

And as I have written about before when it comes to subsistence fishing, all fish eat what lives in the water they live in, or in my grandfather’s words…

The best bait comes from the water you are fishing
in or from say under a rock on the banks around it.

Additionally once we can catch anything in a body of water we can then work our way up the food chain.  Please note that in Texas the capture of any “non game fish” with a throw net is legal.  You need to check your State’s laws to see if this is legal there and what you can and can’t keep if it ends up in your net.  Further in Texas sunfish like bluegill, green sunfish, red ear sunfish, etc are non game fish, again if your State lists “non game fish” you need to find out what your State means by that.

What this means for me is shiners, creek chubs, shad, sun fishes, etc, all can be caught and used for bait with this net.  And it is so small when folded up it takes up only one pocket in my fishing bag.

It will also rapidly pay for itself.  Have you priced minnows and shiners by the dozen, it doesn’t take many fishing trips to burn through the 22 bucks this thing costs.  And a three foot net is easy to throw.   I use a method called the “in teeth” method that some don’t like, but it works very well for nets 6 feet and under and it is very effective with small 3-4 foot nets.  I will have a video out next week at the latest showing how to do it.  That said no matter what method you use a 3 foot net is easy to throw and great to learn with.

This means I can now go to one of my creek spots, catch a bunch of shiners, chubs or bluegills, set some limb lines for cats, sit back with a rod tossing baits or lures, etc and not spend a dime on bait.  I can do this in a place I am familiar with or I can be somewhere, see an opportunity, grab one bag and be fishing in mere minutes.

So if you are looking for a compact way to be able to acquire bait check out the Betts 3 Foot Cast Net today.  Again though please remember to check your State’s regulations about these devices.  Some States are just not worth the hassle, check out Pennsylvania’s nonsense for example.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – I really do mean know and follow your laws, no wink wink implied.  That said, I think having and knowing how to use a cast net is a valid survival skill.  Legal or not, if say the SHTF for real, this is a tool that can feed you.  With a quarters worth of dog food and a few throws I could easily catch over 100 sunfish of various eating size with a cast net.

Additionally in many States what is illegal on public water is kosher on private water, again know your laws but also learn this skill in a pinch it will put food on your table.  Just something to think about.

P.S.S. – If you have any doubt about what is legal in your area, call your local wardens office and they will be happy to answer your questions.

 

Zhijin Telescopic Fishing Pole – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Zhijin Telescopic Fishing Pole.  I have always liked the concept of compact fishing rods.  My favorite high end one is the 6’6″ Browning 4 Piece Safari Rod.  What I have really been looking for though is a smile telescopic rod that isn’t just a piece of crap.

Something you toss in a kit you keep behind a truck seat or in a day pack for those fishing opportunities that just pop up.  A rod that can be ready to go in a moments notice, while the high end Browning travels well it doesn’t really fit this need.

Frankly I just wanted something affordable for those back water creeks like this one, where you have to hike a half mile past little kids and soccer moms and would prefer not to advertise what you are doing, and so on.

There are a few issues I have had with many of the telescopic rods I have tried, you can pretty much sum them up with, they are all crap.  Breaking it down though here are my biggest issues with many rods on the market.

Poor quality materials, they generally feel like a toy and the joints don’t lock up solid.  They have almost no back bone and just won’t stand up to the conditions such rods end up in.  If anything this rod on the other hand is a bit stiff, lots of backbone to spare.

Poor quality reel seat, usually either plastic or aluminum.  They either break or become deformed in time.  They also tend to have crappy retention mechanisms and loosen up while in use.  This one is made of all stainless steel and the retention mechanism has a double ring to avoid loosening up.

Most are also not all that compact, when you collapse them they generally end up being about 2 feet long or longer.  When collapsed the 4’9″ rod I selected is a scant 12 inches in length.  Even the longest versions are only about 14 inches when collapsed.

Now to be clear this isn’t some high end rod I would go after the “fish of a lifetime with”.  The stiffness does give up some sensitivity but it is damn good for the purpose, and at 20 bucks it is a damn good value.   There are quite a few options in length they are….

While the “action” of these rods is not specified, I would say even my dainty 4.9 footer is about like a standard medium action.  I am guessing here but it is likely the 6-7 footers would be about as stiff as a medium heavy action, so again if there is a flaw it is they are a bit stiff for the size of the equipment.  But I would much rather have that issue, then a crappy rod that feels like a toy.

Again the place this rod really shines is when taking vacations where you might get the opportunity to fish.  In your camping gear kit, in a car kit, BOB, etc.  In a compact fishing kit for anything from a park trek, to a day hike, to a long duration kit for travels in the back country.  Most of all for just keeping behind the truck seat for those times when you get the opportunity to fish that you didn’t expect. So consider adding the Zhijin Telescopic Fishing Pole to your fishing kit today.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – Check out the video below it really puts into perspective how compact this little rod really is and how well build it is as well.

P.S.S. – The reel in this video is the Pinnacle Tiny Deadbolt, I was at Academy Sports and Outdoors last week and they had this reel on sale for 14.99.  If I knew what great deal that was I would have bought 2 or 3 of them.  They are for sale on Academy’s website for 24.99, so if you have phyical store near you and are interested in it you may want to check into it at a phyical store first.

If you are looking for something on Amazon that would pair well with the smaller versions of this rod, I would check out the Okuma Fishing SPa-10 Safina for the heavier versions the Cardinal SX-40 for solid value to pair with the 5.91-7.87 foot rods.

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Zhijin Fishing Pole Review on Youtube

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