Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Preliminary Review of a Nameless Bag

OK ,  here's the story :

I have a wonderful sister. We're close , talk a few times a week and get together when we can to hang out. One of the cool things about that is ; she knows I like to fish and has fished with me several times. That adds up to cool presents on birthdays and holidays. I'd love her either way , but she got me an awesome new fishing toy this year that I want to show everyone here on the blog.

It doesn't have any fancy embroidered logo , so I'm not sure where it came from. I think it will work great on the beach or pier. It holds 5 rods , which in practice would work out to 3 rods for me. A 2 piece 7' MH rod for lures , an 8' MH for light bottom fishing and  a 9' H for big fish.


It reminds me of a small golf bag and that's actually a pretty good thing. When carrying it the weight is on the bottom , making it easier to carry like a backpack.The rods go on the outside and there is a great deal of storage inside. It works great for bigger saltwater or lake fishing rods. Smaller rods used for trout and panfish , and 1 piece rods in general , would be awkward because of length and flexibility issues. I can see softer light and ultralight rods bending and making a mess or breaking when you shoulder the bag. Longer rods would be tougher to transport and carry. My guess is 10 12 ' two piece rods are about the maximum , with 12 being on the outside of the comfortable range. It feels nice with an 8 & 9 on the outside and a 6 1/2' inside.

Yes , I did say that I had a 6 1/2' rod inside of this bag. Also packing 2 rigging/lure boxes and a few spools of leader. I attached a pair of pliers/cutters to the bag on a D-hook with a clip and I'm good to go. On a pier I'd probably take a hoop net or a rope gaff , but I can get most of what I need in there and it's still pretty light.

Overall , I think it's a pretty neat setup for fishing light at the beach. Lots of guys have big carts and tons of equipment , but I think this might be a way to get by with less. It would be cheaper and easier than pulling a cart , but would still allow you to be flexible in different situations.

My main complaint is the lack of a cooler full of beer....

Thanks sis , for the awesome presents and for always listening to my fish stories! Love Ya!


Have a great week!

9 comments:

  1. Yes it was LB! Just FYI , yours is one of the very few blogs that sis reads :)

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  2. Very interesting item, especially considering it was "unbranded". Hope it works out for you over the long haul. Looking forward to the follow up.

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  3. I'm with Mike. Looking forward to the follow up An interesting way to haul gear.

    Mark

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  4. Not sure where they came from either, but I received one for Christmas, as did my father in law, brother in law and wife's uncle and cousin. It seems like a neat bag to keep the rods from getting tangled.

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  5. I need one, anyone know where I can get one???

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  6. Anonymous , I'll try to find out where it came from and link to it in the next part , hopefully this weekend.

    Thanks for reading!

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  7. Stacey (anonymous)January 15, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    Thank you so much, i would so help when I go catfishing with my hubby! I love your blog!

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  8. problem is there hard to find now most go for 50 to 100$ now

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