Move over, Pocket Fisherman

A real challenger steps up after three decades.

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After 30 years of undisputed market dominance, the vaunted "Pocket Fisherman" may finally have some meaningful competition. The challenger, which boldly claims to be "The World's Smallest Mini-Fishing Fish Rod Pen Reel Pole," extends to a full 37 inches and can handle 120 yards of 5-pound line, according to GeekAlerts.

And don't worry if you're a novice, because the $18 gadget kit includes hooks and "everything you need to get started fishing"--except for the worms, presumably. The special gold and red version, however, will set you back a hefty $60.

But we think either version is highly preferable to bass fishing on the Wii .

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