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Recent Question:
Is this pole avalible in 2 piece when i bought it showed 2 pieces
Recent Question:
does this combo come on left handed reel?
Recent Question:
Is this the 15-30lb version or the 40-80lb version?
Recent Question:
Is the rod a one-piece or two-piece arrangement???....and how long is it overall???....Thanks.
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What is the rod length and line test on the reel?
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Ronco As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman

A perfect gift for every fishing enthusiast, the As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman includes all fishing accessories, such as a hook, a swivel, a practice casting plug, a weight, and a bobber to ensure a good catch. Catch bigger fishes with the help of the tough double ended rod. The reel operates smoother and quieter. This handheld rod can be folded for easy storage. The As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman has a notch that can be easily attached to your belt or wrist strap. Go fishing with this pocket fishing pole and come back home with a great catch of fish.
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Questions & Answers for Ronco As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman

Question

Does it come with the bonus lures?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
aczarny1
on As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes comes with 2 lures,hook ,float, and swivel in handle compartment.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
bubbles2005
answer 2
yeah..but they are useless.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
kjknowsu
answer 3
No. The lure is a cheap add-on. Do yourself a favour and spend the money on something that works...
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
PocketFisherman
 - Alberta
answer 4
No it doesnt
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Teresa35023
 - Birmingham Al
answer 5
Yes, it comes with the two spin lures as seen on the TV ad.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Socalalan
 - Bodfish, CA (Near Lake Isabella)
answer 6
Yes it comes with 2 lures
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Fisherman0011
 - Pennsylvania
answer 7
It had one lure for sure mabe two.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Kingtwo
answer 8
yes it has a few,but you will still need to carry xtra tackle
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
rjmohio
 - Columbus Ohio
answer 9
It comes with some spinners and hooks and the rubber-coated practice weight. The kids love just casting out the practice weight in the yard for practice.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
farmermark
 - Dry Ridge, KY
answer 10
Yes two small spoons with treble hooks.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
kiotie
answer 11
yes it comes with two connected to the two hooks.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Maxamilliano
 - GA
Question

Can the line be changed? if so and how easy is it to do so?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, the line can be changed. I haven't changed mine yet, but it looks easy on the directions. See Ronco.com for more details
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
barnyardbabies
answer 2
Yes, the line can be changed according to the manual. Haven't tried yet.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
BigBirdW
answer 3
line change is similar to regular reel. there are instructions included
answered 6 months ago
By
Hughmidor
answer 4
Changing the line is easy and I already changed mine to a 20# test when I got it.
answered 1 year ago
By
golffish
answer 5
The line can be changed, not sure how easy it is, but in the manual it looks fairly easy
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RPR1918
answer 6
Two screw hold the reel contents. Holding down the release spring is a pain in the butt. Reloading is easy, but you got to be dexturous to keep everything flowing. Takes just shy of 110 yards of line. While exposed, great time to grease the "guts"...hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
PocketFisherman
 - Alberta
answer 7
yes the same as a regular reel.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Teresa35023
 - Birmingham Al
answer 8
It's real easy to change the line. The "Pocket Fisherman" also comes with a very well put together "Owner's Manual". Changing the line is fully explained and is accompanied by useful illustrations of the entire process.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Socalalan
 - Bodfish, CA (Near Lake Isabella)
answer 9
Yes. it is in the instructions on how to change line
answered 4 years ago
By
TonyinDallas
 - Dallas, texas
answer 10
Yes. Very easy
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Kingtwo
Question

good for children?

I am going to attempt to teach my son to fish this summer in Montana. His is a tall 3.5 year old with great motor skills and good hand/eye coordination. Does anyone have any idea if this pole would be suitable as a first pole? If not, could you recommend an economical one that has a starter kit, so it's all ready to go? Tall order, but you Walmart shoppers are resourceful!
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman
9 answers
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answer 1
This will make a great little rod for your little man. The size is good for kids. It's almost foolproof.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
barnyardbabies
answer 2
I do not have any grandchildren that young, the youngest is 9 and I am going to get several of my grandchildren one for Christmas.

It is easy to use and I suspect a child 3.5 years old with good motor skills could use it.
answered 1 year ago
By
golffish
answer 3
Great for kids,i bought 2 for my grandchildren, very easy for them to cast also.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
bubbles2005
answer 4
For your son, get him an economical pole and reel. Gives him the look and feel like the big boys use...the PF is a great rod, but not practical for a kid. Sorry to bust the bubble, but not recommended for kids...Get him the real mccoy and he'll love you forever...happy fishing! Bob
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
PocketFisherman
 - Alberta
answer 5
no, just get him a regular push button kids pole. this one did not work, it is not well made. the gears inside broke after 2 casts. if you get him a regular tweety or micky mouse pole it will last longer. my sons actually passed on their first poles to other kids, this one was returned the next day. avoid the dissappointment.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Allie805
 - california
answer 6
Absolutely! I bought one for each of my boys (7 & 10) and it was a great fit for them.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
SLF0706
 - Madison, WI
answer 7
Yes, it's really a sturdy built, compact little device. I'm retired, live by a Lake, and am buying two more of these for my grand daughters, 4 and 8 years old for when they come up to stay with grandpa this summer.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Socalalan
 - Bodfish, CA (Near Lake Isabella)
answer 8
The Pocket Fisherman isn't good for children learning to fish. My son loves fishing and is pretty accurate when casting a traditional rod. He has a lightweight, one-piece rod about 4.5-5 ft long. I think it's a Shakespeare, with a small reel that fits his hands.

The Ronco is very short, < 2 ft, so your timing on the release of the reel button has to be nearly perfect. You also have to cast with more power, due to having less "leverage".

However, I could see it being used by small children when dropping the line straight into the water, off a boat or pier.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Y2kbug
 - Portland, OR
answer 9
Don't attempt! Be like Nike and "Do It"! How hard is it to catch a Bluegill in a pond with a wax worm for bait? Please, DO NOT use a Ronco Pocket Fisherman for his first pole, it will Ruin the experience of what a "Reel Fisherman" feels and experiences with the bending of the rod rod and all that. I recommend a Zebco outfit that has a few hooks, maybe a bobber and a few few split shots! Snoopy-Fied! Makes it more fun, I havn't heard of RONCO since the 70's Dude, I think Wal-Mart has some Spidey Man's or Snoopy or Sponge Bob's to make it a little more interesting. Does Wal-Mart even sell Ronco anymore? Here's a tip to make sure, Mission accomplished! Take a little extra time and go to the pond BEFORE you take him there, catch a Bluegill with one of his waxworms and put a hole in the V under his jaw, tie him to a cattail so he's there for you to sneek the fish on a hook while the kids not watching, 2 poles usually helps doing this to occupy his attention with one while you set the other one, I've done the same thing to my older uncles with 40LB Catfish, so DON't tell me it can't be done! Main thing, Pack a Lunch, Enjoy the day, Take a Camera and have a Blast! Don't take a "Pocket Pal" use a REEL ROD!

Good Luck, Catch a Biggin!
Xtremefisherman
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Xtremefisherman
 - Columbus,OH
Question

Is this left handed or right handed

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
bassman
on As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is designed for right handed people.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
barnyardbabies
answer 2
The reel is on the left side.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
barnyardbabies
answer 3
Right.
It appears it wouldn't be too awkward to use with the left.
answered 3 months ago
By
CH53
answer 4
You can use it in either hand.
answered 4 months ago
By
Anjoyla
answer 5
It is right handed, but my Grandson is left handed & has no problem with it.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
lamarl3w15
answer 6
It works like a regular set-up for a Right-handed person.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
UncDave
answer 7
Right-handed only. I'm left-handed and don't have a problem using it.
answered 7 months ago
By
420hydro
answer 8
Right hand
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RPR1918
answer 9
Right handed.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
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Question

What kind of line and reel does it come with?

Does anyone know what brand and test of line it comes with?

How about what type of reel it comes with? I know it's spin-cast, but what brand?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
CarpAngler21
 - Littcarr, Ky
on As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It comes with 10 test mono line. No brand on the reel.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
barnyardbabies
answer 2
The reeel is spin cast and is internal to the unit. No brand other than Ronco.

The generic line is about 10 lb. test.
answered 7 months ago
By
420hydro
answer 3
It is all one unit. It comes with 10# test line that I changes when I got it. The brand is Pocket Fisherman and it is great. I carry it in my golf bag and when things are slow on the course and I am near water, i fish. Caught several bass the first day out.
answered 1 year ago
By
golffish
answer 4
The line is standard monofiliment (sp) 10 lb. test. Ditch it.... I use an 8lb. test 110 yards and super smooth. The reel is an ingenious piece of work. All custom. Recommend lubing the guts when you get it...as a side note works great once you get use to the casting procedure. If you're looking for a high quality reel/rod go get something else...for under $20.00 nothing beats it for the backpack. I fly fish in Southern Alberta and this is perfect for catching Bull Trout. Albeit I use a spoon, rather than fly, but hey I caught a fish! Happy Days...
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
PocketFisherman
 - Alberta
answer 5
It's their own "spincast reel" and it comes with 10 lb test mono line.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Socalalan
 - Bodfish, CA (Near Lake Isabella)
answer 6
Its a proprietary reel, and is loaded with 10 lb test line. Its a little light for bass and blue gill, so I loaded mine with 20 lb test line.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
farmermark
 - Dry Ridge, KY
answer 7
I can answer one of your questions...it's 10lb line. However, mine was so messed up, you could literally pull it apart with your hands. I replaced line with 8lb.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
mtoo
 - Indianapolis
Question

how many yards of line does it come with? and what is the pound test on the rod not the line?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
wallz
on As Seen on TV Ronco Pocket Fisherman
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nowhere does the product info state the number of feet of line it comes with or the pound test of the pole. However, it takes 7-10 lb test line. The directions don't specify how large the fish can be. They do, however, recommend using a rubber snubber and 20 lb test line.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
barnyardbabies
answer 2
I'm not sure the test it comes with, but the line can be chanced with up to 20 lb test
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CODY00123
answer 3
Ii comes with a 10# test line; however, I already changed it to 20# test. It works great.
answered 1 year ago
By
golffish
answer 4
Not sure about the yards, manufacture states it has 10lb test.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RPR1918
answer 5
Depends on how hard you're horsing the line...I find the Nylon arms break into the folded position at 10lbs. pressure. Adjust the drag and it becomes more stable. The line it comes with is 10lbs. I got rid of it and put 8lb and it is fine. Yardage? It takes just shy of a 110 yard spool of line. Great product for the packpack.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
PocketFisherman
 - Alberta
answer 6
100 YARDS
8LBS
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Ron47
 - Naples, FL.
answer 7
10 lb test dont know how much
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
TurfKing
 - STL Mo
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