- Product Dimensions: 3 x 7 x 13.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- ASIN: B001B4KHOS
- Item model number: 610013
- Average Customer Review: 100 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,342 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Fat Cat Catfisher Fishing Rod and Reel with 2 Catnip Lures
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- Realistic fishing rod casts up to 40 feet
- 2 detachable kitty lures with catnip
- Sturdy fishing line
- Entices kitties to play for hours
- Replacable lures
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Catfisher Fishing Rod and Reel is a realistic fishing rod that casts up to 40 feet. A great toy to 'lure' your cat in for fun and excitement. The rod and reel includes 2 detachable kitty lures with Zoom Around the Room organic catnip. Made with sturdy fishing line that will last and replaceable fishing lures.
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Unfortunately this didn't work for us. Not because of any design flaw, but simply because of the whirring noise it makes when you cast the toy out. My cat hates the sound and runs away.
However, she loves the toy attachments it came with and will actually bat them around and even attack them without me having to throw them, so for me it was worth the price. I believe they make replacements for the bait, so I will see about getting more of them for her to play with.
It's true, it tangles very easily. I followed the advice of a fellow reviewer and run the line through my fingers as I'm reeling it back in. It doesn't always stop the tangling but it has reduced the number of times I've needed to untangle it.
My cat used to meow in the middle of the night because he was bored and wanted to play but it was tough for me to really put in decent playtime after working all day and then having to do stuff at home too, now I can sit on the couch and throw the lure out until he lays down from exhaustion. Both of my cats love this thing and freak out at just the sight of it.
I have my cats running up and down the stairs with this. They've been stuck inside with some extreme weather for the past couple of weeks and have the worst case of cabin fever I've ever seen. This has been the perfect solution. I cast it upstairs and down the hallway and they run up the stairs, follow it down the hallway, bat at it as it goes up over the rail and then race back downstairs as it falls to the floor of my lower level.
I haven't had any issues with breakage, but then I think I'm playing a bit more responsibly. I hold the line at the mouth of the reel to keep the tension - just like I used to do when I went fishing with my dad as a kid. And if it gets stuck in furniture or a stair rail, I get up and remove it myself. If one of my cats clamps down on it, I let it alone until they get bored and let it go. I'm sure if I yanked or tugged hard in either of these situations I would certainly experience the issues the negative reviewers are posting.
Now I'm off to surf Amazon for the other Catfisher toys that use the same lures interchangeably. How cool is that?
Yet there's issues:
Within two hours of getting the pole it was no longer casting. A friend of ours had to re-spool the entire length of line. Since then, we haven't had any issues with the products, aside from Casey chewing through the line twice, causing our friend to have to re-tie the lure on.
I do however like the feature that seems to be built into the pole where you cannot reel in if there's too much tension on the line like if the cat's claw is caught in the lure.
I am actually going to have my friend re-spool the rod with 60-pound test line in hopes of lessening how often Casey breaks the line.
My recommendation: only buy this if you're experienced with re-spooling fishing rods.