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Packer® Cast Rod

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EMMROD Packer Casting Rod


  • Cast aluminum handle, extreme comfort and ergonomics with pistol grip (based on a 1950’s retro design)
  • Stainless steel rod end with EMMROD’s patented ¼ turn locking system
  • For closed faced and most bait casting reels
  • Our Packer comes with a 4, 6, or 8 coil rod end (more coils, lighter fish)
  • 14” breakdown length, 28” assembled length, and weighs only 9 oz.
  • US patents US 6.922.936.B2, US 6.931.781B2
  • Built in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. USA




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  • 4
    8 coil packer

    Posted by John O. on 7th Nov 2020

    I had been in search of a compact rod that I could easily pack in a bag and take off for a ride on my motorcycle. I had tried telescopic rods, but there was always some damage eventually. The solid construction of the Emmrod means I dont have to worry about damage to the rod by having it in my backpack. I focus mostly on panfish, catch and release, which the 8 coil rod does just fine. If I want to scale up, all I need to really to do is switch out line and tackle. Casting on an emmrod does take practice amd adaptation, but with practice it has pinppint accuracy and casts pretty far. I've been using a generic, cheap spincast reel, but I will definitely upgrade to a better reel; the rod is worht it and deserves it. It's also a great conversation starter; people can't help but want to look at it. I would ask that the rod handles incorporate a loop so as to be able to use a handle strap. In my view, a handle strap or some way of securing the rod would improve it.

  • 5

    Posted by Michael Hampton on 24th Oct 2020

    This rod is simply the best behind the kayak king. I use it for slow rolling Texas rigs and crankbaits.

  • 5
    Packer Rod

    Posted by Rick Jones on 2nd Sep 2020

    Very impressed with the quality of the rod

  • 5
    Emmrod casting

    Posted by Austin on 23rd Jun 2019

    Took me a while to get used to but I love the feeling and the action of the rod! Great buy!

  • 5

    Posted by A Collins on 8th May 2019

    Fantastic rod! I’ve been using this rod 3-4 days a week and absolutely love it. Easy to pack and assemble.

  • 5
    Packer fishing pole

    Posted by Chris on 13th Jan 2019

    I operate tow trucks here in Georgia, and I keep a zebco 33 on my packer and in a spider wire jump bag, it’s small enough to keep behind the seat in the truck, in between calls I hit the rivers and creeks around home and I love the way my rod has survived the abuse I throw at it, had many a bass on it, many bream and no matter weather I throw it behind the seat or in the tool box under the bed it’s always ready for it, all in all I give it 10 stars out of 5

  • 5
    Haven’t fished with it yet, but...

    Posted by Sean on 28th Feb 2018

    Feels very well made and I did play around with it and I was surprised at how accurately I could place a weight when casting. The shorter rod length almost made it feel more like I was throwing a ball than casting from the end of a long pole. I got this rod for bike packing and I really like how light it is and how small it packs down. I’m going to take it to Ireland this summer and I’ll be backpacking around a bunch of mountain lakes. It’s nice to know that I can take a chance at fresh fish for dinner over a camp fire!!

  • 5
    Packer Cast Rod

    Posted by Dee on 16th Feb 2018

    Awesome rod. Now have one for every member of the family and an extra one just in case we get company.

  • 5
    The Packer ® & Case Kit are Outstanding!!!!

    Posted by J. Sawyer Salem, MA. on 30th Jun 2017

    This was my first Emmrod & Case set-up purchased Have to say, "Ultimate Poket Fisherman!! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a compact fishing system. I absolutely Love it! Great for Harley, Hiking, Kayacking, or.....Just Fishing!!! Thanks Emmrod!!