I purchased this cute little fishing rod a few weeks ago to take with me on my motorbike. The Pen Rod easily into my topbox or backpack, and is surprisingly good for such an inexpensive thing. I’ve also got a larger collapsable Shimano rod, but it’s just a little bit too big to fit in the top box. There are two models of the Chinese pen rod available. Make sure you get the one with the spinning reel like in the image below, and NOT the baitcaster. The baitcaster is absolutely useless. The spinning reel is usually about $1-2 more and worth every cent. The fishing line that comes with the pen rod is quite nasty, and is well worth replacing with some quality line for an extra couple of dollars.
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