This Fishing Rod Has Bluetooth Technology


Yes, you read that correctly! The new rod from Abu Garcia features Bluetooth so it can connect to the ANGLR smartphone app. The app is free and tracks catches, locations, weather, water data and waypoints once it's connected to the rod and activated by pressing a button on the bottom of the pole.

“As connected technology continues to advance in fishing, we have been working on the ability to integrate electronics into our rods,” says vice president of marketing for Abu Garcia, Jon Schlosser. “We are proud to partner with companies like ANGLR as we continue to innovate and bring new creative solutions, like the Virtual rod, to our consumers.”

The rods are available in sizes of 6 feet, 6 inches up to 7 feet, 6 inches. Prices start at $129.95. To learn more, visit

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