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    Default Pen converts to fishing rod.

    Was looking at these fishing rod and reel that fold down into a pen sized package.
    Though this was a cool gimmick....
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    Saw it some place for more money.....so looked on eBay

    One was $2.31 No tax, free shipping....WHAT?...COOL....RIGHT?

    So I clicked "Buy it Now".......Then says "Select color".....Clicked "Color black"....
    Price changed to $8.49 ??????...LOL

    Anyway thought it was cool...here's the link....as well as several others for about the same item...from different places.
    All of them I tried changes the price when you select color...

    Bottom of that page has more listing that change as well.....

    https://www.ebay.com/i/172437109439?chn=ps&dispItem=1

    First time I have seen THAT?
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    "Color black" was $6.26 when I did it.
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    I cannot imagine how small that reel is. You notice the pics show regular sized rods and reels rather than what is being sold.

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    Yeah, I got a bad feeling about this "deal"....
    Sad part is....the others listed down that page as "also looked at"....did the same thing?

    Kinda misleading.....Ya think?
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    Haven't seen the rods but there was a short time those teenie tiny reels were selling to bored flyfishermen looking for the next craze (Yes I almost bit). I thought they died a slow agonizing death.

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    I think they would be terrible to fish with. I used to carry a kids-pole with a simple reel on it, couldn't fit my hands properly, too short behind the reel, if you know what I mean. As a survival option, fishing with a pole is a terrible idea, trapping and netting are the only viable options in a scenario like that, and as a sporting-item, I mean... If you like to fish you will propably want a descent rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hajta View Post
    I think they would be terrible to fish with. I used to carry a kids-pole with a simple reel on it, couldn't fit my hands properly, too short behind the reel, if you know what I mean. As a survival option, fishing with a pole is a terrible idea, trapping and netting are the only viable options in a scenario like that, and as a sporting-item, I mean... If you like to fish you will propably want a descent rig.
    I agree...Listed product is more of a oddity rather than a useful piece of equipment.

    This thread was more about a "slightly wonky site" changing prices before you eyes as you changed color" than the product.
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    Have any of you guys that ordered these "pens" received them yet?

    I would really like to know if they are of any use at all, or if my small "fishing kits" are better.
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    I haven't ordered any,...yet.... as I do have several mini fishing rods/kits in a backpack type setup that I got at a yard sale a couple of years ago.

    Pricing wondering around all over kinda put me off.......

    These were $5 bucks....bought 3.....all she had.

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    For small and packable, I have an Emrod (http://www.emmrod.com/). Works great.
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    How about one of these:

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    Those are pretty cool for what they are.

    Actually have one ....not sure where it is...as I carried it in the boat, for those slow days duck hunting.
    Cleaned out the boat when I sold it....not sure where it is.

    Caught some blue gills and bullheads with it.
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    The $2.31 is for a 'fishing rod holder'! (replacement for a forked twig) I think it is deceptive advertising. But as you can't complete the order without choosing a color, (with the holder not listed till the very bottom) I guess tptb at Amazon think it's ok. The description says contents: 1 rod 1reel. Wonder how far I'd get with a complaint?
    BTW: All those listings at the bottom are from the same vendor.
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