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!


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

  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.

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


  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.

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

  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!

  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!

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


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