Eagle Claw Pack-It Spin/Fly Rod
Good functional backpacking rod. I have used one for years. Unfortunately lost the tip because I caught a treble hook on a bush, broke the line and the tip sailed off into the reeds.
July 8, 2006
I bought my first eagle claw convertible about 20 years ago. Somehow I lost it, so I bought two more. One was stolen, I lost the tip on another, so I just bought two more.
As a spinning rod, it is fantastic! The 7'6 length makes a difference. I outcast the people fishing beside me every time.
As a fly rod it is surprisingly good. I used to own a higher end graphite fly rod, but I could form a good cast better with the eagle claw than with the graphite rod.
I mostly cast lures or troll. For me the convertibility is great because sometimes throwing a fly is what's called for. The portability is just a bonus.
May 2, 2012
Great for Light Spin Lures
-Excellent for light spin use.
-Easily casts light lures long distances with 4# line.
May 31, 2010
Nice, if you are careful
I got this for backpacking. It is a great size and very light weight. Fit nicely on the side of my 60L pack. I used it for spin casting for a few hours and here are my observations:
The pole is light duty and fairly sensitive. Construction is pretty good but I had some problems. Repeated casting caused the top section of the pole to losen up. Once it went flying into the lake, but fortunately, I was able to reel it in with the lure and line. After I really jammed it in there good, as tight as I could, it seemed to stay put. A more troubling problem was the pole started separating at the handle, where it was not supposed to. I had to hold onto it when I casted so it wouldn't come out of the handle. I used some glue on it when I got home and I think it is good to go. Aside from the strange construction/quality issues, it is a good backpacking pole.
July 23, 2012