I live in South Florida! I like to go fishing… Who doesn’t?

South Florida & Fishing!

Go together like Peanut butter & Jelly!

Most of you know I live in South Florida. It’s known to be a great place to go fishing! Actually, South Florida is known for a lot of things but, we will focus on fishing today!

Dania Beach Fishing Pier
Dania Beach Pier

Fishing since I was a kid!

I started fishing at about 3-4 years old. I love it. Its peaceful and quiet and gives you a wonderful break from the “outside world”!

Charlie, the mailman, that lived down the street from me introduced me to fishing. He gave me my first fishing pole and tackle box. I remember sitting out back for hours on end fishing.

I caught bass, catfish, and what my step-brother would call shiners! We used those for bait.

When I got into my late teens early twenties I still fished but definitely not as much as I wanted. And it was mostly when I was up in Tennessee. Fishing the Tennessee River. Some great memories.

Well when I met my husband I basically stopped fishing. Michael is not a fisherman. He says he caught fish when he was a little boy but, I am not sure I believe that. He says it is because he’s scared of the hook. Come on who hasn’t been hooked a few dozen times!

About 5-6 years ago we decided to go up to bass pro shops and get some cheap fishing poles and basic fishing equipment. And of course our fishing license. UGH! We drove down to the keys and we were ready to fish. Finally stopped at a spot that we thought would be perfect and unloaded the car to walk down to the pier and its packed. We threw our lines out a few times but ended up getting discouraged quickly and packed it up.

We went over to the brackish water a few times as well and never had any luck! Really I think that was the end of our fishing escapades especially when that license that you pay for expires in a year. (They aren’t cheap)

Dania Beach

Fishing again?

Well recently Mike met a guy at work who loved fishing. He was a traveler from Indiana! We were all having dinner one night and we started a conversation up about fishing. We made a plan to go out on a boat in the Everglades and do a little fishing.  Now we still own those poles bought 5-6 years ago but they were so basic. My husband didn’t mind using the old ones but I did.

I decided to jump on amazon and have a look around at different rod and reel combos. Not a really cheap one but definitely not a really expensive one either!

I found a rod and reel combo set priced starting under $40 (as that was my budget according to ynab) that I really liked and saw they have different sizes and packages. Some with lures and lines some just the rod and reel. I picked just the rod and reel. And because we weren’t doing some serious fishing I went with the: 1.8M 5.91Ft: Closed Length: 40cm 15.75 inch. Section: 5

When I received the rod and reel in the mail I was so excited. I could not wait until I can open it and rig it up!

We are going fishing tomorrow!


The reel is really quality made. It spins and rigs with ease. No twists or turns or knots in the line.

Fishing Reel Detail:

1.More short body with large spool and large line capacity: mm/M 0.20/240 0.25/200 0.30/140
2.Deep aluminium spool with double color and one line holes
3.Thick coiled bail spring
4.S-curve oscillation system for very good line winding
5.Right/left inter-changeable handle
6.High tensile strength plastic body
7.Model: HA3000
8.Gear ratio: 5.2:1

The ROD:

The reel is extremely light weight. Made with carbon fiber and fiberglass. It is strong and durable! I sat there and bent the rod back and forth with quite a lot of force and it held up pretty well! I love how it has an adjustable reel insert to have the reel different distances from the handle. And the fact that this comes with a pouch to attach to your belt for easy storage.

Fishing Rod Detail:
1.Telescopic fishing rod pole is sensitive graphite blank construction
2.Aluminum oxide guide inserts fishing pole
3.Stainless Steel Hooded Reel Seats make the fishing rods always brightness cause anti-seawater corrosion; EVA Fore Grip for comfort
4.Multiple lengths and actions; Made from Carbon Fiber mixed with Fiberglass ,strong and durable
5.Collapses for easy storage and travel
6.Suit for: Sea fishing, boat fishing
7.Several length for you to choose from
1.8M 5.91Ft: Closed Length: 40cm 15.75 inch. Section: 5
2.1M 6.89Ft: Closed Length: 41cm 16.14 inch. Section: 6
2.4M 7.87Ft: Closed Length: 42cm 16.54 inch. Section: 7
2.7M 8.86Ft: Closed Length: 43cm 16.93 inch. Section: 8
3.0M 9.84Ft: Closed Length: 45cm 17.72 inch. Section: 8
3.3M 10.83Ft: Closed Length: 46cm 18.11 inch. Section: 8

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All our products are covered by a 12 month International Warranty. Due to our stringent sourcing and QC processes, the fault rate on products shipped out by Plusinno is very low. However, sometimes faults develop which couldn’t be detected before, and we will help you solve these problems. The warranty period begins from the day receives the goods from Plusinno. The period is exactly 365 days from that time. For example; a product on the 365th day is covered, but a product on the 366th is no longer covered. In general, if a product develops a fault during the 365 days since you have received it, and the fault is due to a quality issue rather than your own breakage or misuse, we will accept a return.