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Old July 10th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default fishing equipment for the handicapped

When I was a kid my aunt had a stroke and my uncle bought her a fishing rod/reel that was specially made for handicapped people. The rod was spring loaded and would cast a lure basically by itself. My aunt and uncle have long since passed away and I'm looking to find something similar for my elderly grandfather.

I have looked online and found a "toy" version of what I'm looking for.

Does anyone know where I can find something a little more sturdy than this?
http://www.amazon.com/Fogo-Rocket-Ro.../dp/B000CCEVGU

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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:59 AM   #2
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Maybe Check with a rehab center? They might have leads on stuff like that.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #3
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This might be worth checking out!
http://www.trollingbobber.com/index.shtml
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Old July 11th, 2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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Call or email the Craig center (hospital) in Colorado. I think it's in Denver. I bet they will be able to point you in the right direction. They specialize in getting para and quudrapalegic people into leading full lives, even though he's not, they have vast resources into cool things for people that might need some additional help.
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Might have some info, didn't really look though
http://www.the-disabled-angling-association.co.uk/
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You're using the wrong wording in your searches.
Try "Adaptive" equipment.

http://www.adaptiveoutdoorsman.com/handicapfishing.html

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/hand...equipment.html

http://www.kenspowercaster.com/

http://www.alibaba.com/product/us107..._E_Z_Cast.html
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what about on of these, i have one and keep it under the seat of my jeep, work well and is really easy to use.

if interested i have the company's business card around here somewhere.
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Why not get him this?



I bet he'd have a blast with it.

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Sorry I couldn't resist :)
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Call or email the Craig center (hospital) in Colorado. I think it's in Denver. I bet they will be able to point you in the right direction. They specialize in getting para and quudrapalegic people into leading full lives, even though he's not, they have vast resources into cool things for people that might need some additional help.
If you want something closer check out Mary Freebed here in Grand Rapids, they are local and are one of the nations leading rehab hospitals
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If you want something closer check out Mary Freebed here in Grand Rapids, they are local and are one of the nations leading rehab hospitals
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thank you all for your help

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