Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Now you can see that monster fish coming!

For Mother's day we ventured out to go fishing.  Yes, you read that right.  I hadn't gone fishing since I was a kid.  Oh man, please don't make me remember those days (I know a few of you are doubling over laughing because you know and/or remember for yourself why that is so funny but I'll save that for another blog post... maybe...). 


I've been very fortunate to have two amazing little boys and knew that one day I'd have to take them fishing.   The boys had been asking for months about going fishing and when the super cool Fish Eyes fishing rod arrived at our doorstep, I knew the boys would be thrilled.  Ok, I was excited too.  I love my boys and sharing new experiences with them is my favorite thing in the world, so I thought it would be the perfect Mother's Day.


The boys have been watching River Monsters (with Jeremy Wade) and of course their biggest excitement and concern was what they were going to do if we caught one of the monster fish from the show.  They had elaborate plans of lassoing the fish or wrangling it to the shore.  It was hilarious.
Once we got there, we set up chairs and got right to fishing.  As you can see from the video, the kids had a super easy time using the Fish Eyes fishing rod (they literally spent the entire afternoon casting and watching the fish through the cool screen).  What makes the fish eyes so amazing is that there is a camera attached to the end (instead of a hook) and a screen in the handle of the rod.  It works really well and the boys were mesmerized looking for the loch ness monster (which thank god they didn't find!).


It's a fantastic way to engage the kids in an afternoon of fishing, because it is something they can easily do and they are on the hunt for the big one!  We're already making plans to head back out to track down some monster fish. (ok... so hopefully not really monster fish...)


You can find the Fish Eyes at Amazon, Dick's  Sporting Goods and Toys R Us.


Some of the fun features are:
  • Underwater video camera transmits live footage to your LCD screen
  • Full-color, full motion LCD screen with removable sun shade 
  • Allows you to catch the fish you see  
  • Included bait basket attracts fish to the viewing area 
  • Video camera with built in LED light for all underwater conditions
Technical Details
  • Requires 4 AA batteries- not included
  • For users ages 8 & up
  • Adult assembly required
  • Hooks and lures not included
*Note that I was given a Fish Eyes fishing rod to facilitate the  writing of this post.

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