New Rods Can Tell When A Fish Bites Thanks To Sensors

By on January 13, 2016
FishSentry is releasing new rods fitted with sensors at the tip and the base to detect when a fish bites. (Courtesy of FishSentry)

Is there such a thing as hands-free fishing? Well, it is possible, even if the idea sounds like an odd one. It all centers on a new model of fishing rod released by FishSentry, a startup company based in Seattle.

What’s special about the rods is that they incorporate sensors. These sensors are mounted both at the bottom and the tip of each rod. By taking dozens of measurements per second, the devices can sense sudden shifts in the rod’s position. So when a fish bites, the rod can automatically detect it and then send an alert to a nearby smartphone via Bluetooth.

Though the idea may seem like it in some ways defeats the point of fishing, its makers say that it solves one issue that plagues a lot of anglers: a missed catch. This is because the sensors in the rod are always on watch for a bite, whereas a fisherman can get easily distracted by a lot of things, including the weather, a passing bird or a joke from a fishing buddy.

Top image: FishSentry is releasing new rods fitted with sensors at the tip and the base to detect when a fish bites. (Courtesy of FishSentry)

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