Directions for Using a Rocket Fishing Rod

Directions for Using a Rocket Fishing Rod
Rocket fishing rods are designed to be an easy-to-use means of catching fish. The fishing rod is also a launcher for a small projectile that is attached to the rod and reel by a fishing line. The four-to five-inch plastic projectile houses the weight, hook and bait and opens on impact with the water, acting as a float or bobber. Originally designed for younger children, rocket fishing rods do catch fish and are even popular with adults.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pond or lake
  • Bait
Step 1
Open the bobber and attach a worm or other bait to the hook. Make sure the weight is securely attached to the line above the hook. Pull the line from the top of the bobber so that the hook and weight are inside the bobber.
Step 2
Close the bobber projectile and adjust the line stop on the line above the bob. This will determine how far below the bobber the bait and weight will be suspended in the water.
Step 3
Reel in any excess line between the rocket fishing rod and the bobber. Insert the bobber into the barrel of the launcher. Pull back the handle all the way back on the launcher tube.
Step 4
Reel the bobber into the tube as far as it will go. Press the safety button on the side of the rocket launcher to release the safety and push down on the cover of the reel to launch the bobber.
Step 5
Adjust the drag on the reel of the rocket fishing rod by turning the small wheel located at the rear of the reel. Turn toward the minus to decrease the amount of drag or tension on the line. Increase the drag or tension by turning toward the plus.

Tips & Warnings

Make sure to securely attach bait such as worms to the hook when loading the bobber.
Use caution and supervise children while using the Rocket fishing rod.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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