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Using a Rocket Fishing Rod

WASHINGTON - JUNE 05:  Fishing poles stand ready for the use by schoolchildren during the 'Fishing on the Mall,' event to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week June 5, 2006 in Washington DC. More than 300 youngsters from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia fished for bluegill, largemouth bass and yellow perch in the Constitution Gardens pond on the National Mall.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Jess KContributor IIIJune 21, 2010

Rocket fishing is a technique and fishing rod that was developed in order to make fishing a fun experience for children. Since one doesn’t necessarily need any prior fishing skills to use this rod, the line can easily be cast out so that fishing can begin.

 

It enables the fishing to take place by allowing children to launch the rocket into the water by using a switch instead of casting traditionally. This makes fishing alongside mom or dad fun because the hook can be cast more simply.

 

You first pack the fishing bait into the bobber. Then, the rod needs to be put into the firing position with the launch switch pressed in so that the bobber can then be cast out. This eliminates the difficulty in learning the more conventional ways of casting out the line.

 

Since maintaining their interest requires something to be fun, not many children will be disinterested in launching their own “rocket”.

 

Of course many parents will wonder how safe this is since it involves the use of a hook.

 

Thankfully, the rocket rods are specifically designed with the safety of the child in mind. These rods come protected with a plastic covering. Once the covering hits the water, only then is the hook released along with the bait that is attached. This feature significantly reduces the possibility of accidental injury to themselves or to anyone in the vicinity.

 

A switch on the rod enables it to be cast in distances of 10, 20 and 30 feet once it is pressed. There is even a convenient compartment at the rear of the rod that has room for any fishing tackle to be stored. The safety button protects against any possible unintentional release and also controls the way in which you would like the line cast out.

 

Since the rocket fishing rod is specifically designed to make fishing easier and fun for children, it is extremely easy to get the hang of.

 

All you will need to do is determine the area most likely populated by the fish to begin the safe and fun experience of rocket fishing.

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