The Worst Fishing Rod Ever Designed

Retro Bassin’ Episode No. 8

This week we review the As Seen On TV Instant Fisherman fishing rod-and-reel combo. Infomercial hit or an instant fail?

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Main camera is a Cannon EOS M50 –

Mic for Cannon is Rode –

Action camera is a GoPro Hero 7 –

Gurmoir case (need it to mount GoPro external mic) –

GoPro mic adaptor (need it to use external mic) –

Rode video external mic –

K-Tek shoe extender (to keep mic out of GoPro frame) –

Jobi Gorilla Pod (cause it’s the best) –

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Here at Retro Bassin’, we are all about bass fishing with vintage fishing lures and fishing tackle. Freshwater fishing has changed a lot over the years, but we remain true to the golden era of largemouth bass fishing, when bassmasters and bass fishing heros like Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Jimmy Houston, Hank Parker, Rick Clunn and Tom Mann ruled the waters. And let’s not forget bass fishing heros like the Bass Professor Doug Hannon, Dr. Loren Hill, Johnny Morris, Bill Plummer, Don Butler, Fred C Young, Alex Langer, and many others, whom all had significant contributions to the bass fishing tackle industry. Each year we looked forward to the Bassmaster Classic to see who would be king of the bass fishing world and what the best bass fishing lure would be for that year. Back when you had to call an 800 number to reach Bass Pro Shops or Cabelas, and there were no such thing as Google Maps or Googan Baits. We still love discontinued and/or forgotten products from bait makers like Heddon, Fred Arbogast, Rebel Lures, Cotton Cordell, Pico Lures, Strike King Lures, Burke Fishing Lures, Storm Lures, Mepps, Blue Fox, Rapala, Poe’s, Creek Chub, Bomber Lures, Crème Lures, Lunker City, Bill Norman, Color-C-Lector, Culprit, Flying Lure, Fish World, Bass Pro, Whopper Stopper, and Uncle Josh. Each week, by either Tracker Bass Boat or fishing kayak or bank, we will hunt largemouth, smallmouth, and Guadalupe bass with retro bassin’ tackle. Speaking of Bass Tracker, both Bass Tracker Heritage and Bass Tracker Classic owners will enjoy the homage we pay to their new rigs. Keep the carpet side up and the metal side down, and remember to fish it old school!


punchfishing says:

This could be an amazing channel. Keep it up!

Chuck Barnett says:

If you really want to show the worst of the worst, do a review of the old Chuck Woolery Moto- series of lures (Moto-Frog, Moto-Minnow, Moto-Chug)

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