Upon reading the post, the one thing that stuck out to me was the Fikkes Fly-Hiker Fly Rod, which is basically a hiking pole that converts into a fly rod.
Now, being mildly obsessed with tenkara (did I mention I bought a Sakura Kongo Betuatsurae the other night?), this kind of interested me. Actually, when tenkara first launched in the U.S. there was a similar hiking stick adaptation. That Ti Goat aside, this Fikkes Fly-Hiker grabs my attention not because I hike, but because I kinda dig stuff that "transforms"...a trait that likely goes back to my days as a kid playing with pre-Shia LeBeouf ruined Transformers.
So I was wondering if anyone has gotten their hands on one of these bad boys (maybe you can chime in Isaac)? Is there any way this thing doesn't cast like a broomstick? It says it's made of North Fork blanks, which I presume is a good thing, but still...I dunno...
For more info on this $400 Frankenstick, you can check out Fikkes website HERE, Twitter HERE, or Facebook HERE. I must say my interest is mildly piqued.
So what do you all think...?