As crazy as it may sound I bought myself an insurance policy for my fishing poles. Now my fishing poles are not the $500 over priced G.L. **** rods, but off the rack; the kind anyone can afford to have a couple of without breaking their bank account. I think it was a smart move on my part since I often fish from a kayak where the possibility of capsizing is likely. Capsizing is not the only peril; large fish can literally take a fishing rod out of the holder some days. Plus, I like the reassurance of having an insurance policy for my fishing rods. I guess the only part of the insurance policy that embarrasses me is the cost. That’s right, the cost. It only costs me less than $12. That’s unbelievable right? Nope, the FISHnPOLE Leash costs less than $12 and is the best insurance policy an angler can buy.
By now you have figured out that this insurance policy is not your typical policy that covers your home, auto, or boat against perils. The FISHnPOLE Leash by Yak-Gear.com (www.Yak-Gear.com) is a 36-inch braided nylon leash that has carabiner on one end that can attach to the watercraft, rod holder, or angler and a double loop that fits over the rod butt. The FISHnPOLE Leash can also be attached to the rod by wrapping the Velcro which is included in the package around the reel seat. The FISHnPOLE leash can be purchased individually, in a double pack, or Paddle and FISHnPOLE Combo set. It can be used on any style of fishing rod or reel.
There are a number of situations where using a FISHnPOLE Leash can be beneficial. As a fishing guide, I have a number of clients that go fishing that cannot grip a fishing rod as tight as they could when they were younger. Of course they don’t want to lose any of my gear, but more importantly, they really want to land that big fish. The FISHnPOLE Leash gives them the confidence that even if a big striper rips the fishing rod out of their hands it will still be connected to the boat or them. Another situation is when I am guiding younger children. Everyone knows that younger children sometimes have a tendency to get excited and accidently lose their fishing pole over the side. By attaching a FISHnPOLE Leash to their rods, I don’t have to worry when their fishing poles end up in the lake; I simply retrieve it by pulling it back in by the leash.
Obviously there are certain situations where using a FISHnPOLE Leash is imperative to keep from losing your fishing rod. One situation is when fishing from a kayak or canoe in a stream. The other is fishing the surf or flats. Any angler who fishes from a kayak or a canoe knows that there are times when paddling is more important than casting, but you cannot get your rod in a holder quick enough, so you lay it on your lap or on the bottom of the watercraft only to have it get snagged and pulled overboard.
The average angler who fishes from a kayak or canoe usually takes about 2 or 3 fishing poles and would only need that many leashes to attach to their rods. That’s only 2 or 3 insurance policies to insure that your fishing trip is not ruined if you accidently tip over or a wave breaks over your kayak.
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