July 22, 2015 -New Electric Reel on the market. Get info on the M-POW-R REEL
When dealing with the outdoors, your gear is especially critical in your success or failure. Having the right tool for the right situation can be the difference between the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. In the world of fishing, your reel choice is one of those critical pieces. I see fisherman who are extremely loyal to a certain brand name...why? They believe that the product is going to give them that much needed edge to succeed. It is confidence that so often can be the real difference. Whether it's belief in a certain type of lure, line, reel or rod, confidence is everything.
I had a friend who was not handicapped or disabled. He loved to fish but did not fish the last 10-15 years of his life because arthritis in his hands caused him so much pain. Enter the Electric Reel! Had my friend had one of these babies, he could've continue to pursue his passions for much longer with a lot less pain and a lot more confidence. Imagine what something like that could do for your loved one who is disabled or handicapped whether young or old? For a long time, this was a fantasy - to put a powered, mechanized something-or-other on a reel to make it take in the line at the touch of a button. Sci-fi has become reality and today's article is going to break this down for you. At present, I am still using a rod and reel the old fashioned way of chunking and winding so I am hoping some of my blog readers can give some perspective in the comments if they have used any of the following reels.
|Power Fish'n Pro|
Power Fish'n Pro Video
|Fish Winch Reel|
Updated as of 2/14/16 - The reviews I have heard on the product below has been less than stellar. Be careful and informed before purchasing this setup. The design is amazing. The performance is evidently still not perfected. I wish Fishing Abilities all the success they deserve as they strive to make their product one of the best alternatives on the market. I also respect my readers and want them to be informed of potential problems with this product in its current form.
I hope this article helps all of those who may be in the need for some assistance to aid you in the adventure of staying on the waters edge or giving the gift of fishing to a needed loved one. Remember that good upkeep of reels like these is a premium. Always store them inside and away from the elements...even the ones that are meant for the harshest of environments.
- Scott Anderson