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The RTD Is Now Available!

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3 hours ago, J Francho said:

...If you enjoy toiling with threading guides on a rocking boat, then have at it.  I'll be fishing long before you even start tying a lure on...

I'll take that bet.

 

How often do you need to re-thread while on the boat?  For me, less than once a month.  Retie, change leaders, stuff like that I do all the time, but having to re-thread is a pretty rare thing to do.  Therefore, there is no way that the RTD is going to be stored someplace where you can immediately grab it.  It is going to be tucked away with other things that you use infrequently.  So in the 2 minutes it will take you to find and assemble the tool, I'll be fishing.  Plus I'll have money in my pocket for lunch later 😁.

 

I am a subcontractor and own the business, so I am involved in both sales & using tools everyday.  The sales pitch for the RTD is weak, it is like the gold plated shoelaces referenced in every marketing book read in college.  The whole purpose of a tool is to make doing a job easier & faster, which the RTD won't because it will take more time to find and assemble the tool than to do the job by hand.  

 

That said, I can see where you having one will be a lifesaver for you.  However, it will not be a mass marketed success so I would suggest getting a couple of them for yourself now because they will not be around for more than a year or so.

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2 minutes ago, OCdockskipper said:

How often do you need to re-thread while on the boat?

It comes up more than you'd think.  Fishing in a kayak, I only bring 4-6 rods, and sometimes the wrong line for what I want to do is rigged, so I switch reels.  This tool will come in handy for that. 

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2 hours ago, NYWayfarer said:

Can't find anywhere to purchase the Fuji where the shipping isn't double the cost of the item itself.

 

I know some will say but it's only $6 but it's the principal.

... walk into any big box sewing department (probably any local supermarket as well) and pick up a needle threader.  Most likely a 79 cent item.

 

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3 hours ago, NYWayfarer said:

Can't find anywhere to purchase the Fuji where the shipping isn't double the cost of the item itself.

 

I know some will say but it's only $6 but it's the principal.

That's the way it is with any single inexpensive purchase, for the most part.  Rodbuilding sources have it; most order it as part of a bigger order so the shipping isn't as big of a deal.  

 

One outfit that offers it for less than $3, and has a ton of great tackle, rodbuilding, lure making, stuff, etc, is Jannsnetcraft.com.  If you want a threader, combine its order with other stuff and it takes the pain away.  They have some pretty cool custom colors in a lot of lures.  

 

If you search for it, search for "Fuji stainless speed threader."  Fuji catalog says it's for guides above 3.5 mm.  

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

It comes up more than you'd think.  Fishing in a kayak, I only bring 4-6 rods, and sometimes the wrong line for what I want to do is rigged, so I switch reels.  This tool will come in handy for that. 

In that case, it would be handy

 

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Hey, if you don't like the concept, so be it. It may not be for everyone.  But for some, it solves problems.  Why is that a bad thing?

 

It's fishing, folks.  Lighten up.

 

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1 hour ago, Glenn said:

Hey, if you don't like the concept, so be it. It may not be for everyone.  But for some, it solves problems.  Why is that a bad thing?

 

It's fishing, folks.  Lighten up.

Right on.  It's not a bad thing to solve problems for some.  If I contributed to the deterioration of this string, I apologize.  Not my intent.

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Glenn, I don't think people are saying they don't like it, we are just questioning its practicality.  One of the benefits of this forum is to get insights on products prior to buying them.

 

Since you are pitching this product, I guess you probably have interest in it succeeding.  Just look at our comments as market feedback.

 

We have already established that if you suffer from tremors and change reels alot while fishing from a kayak, this would be a very handy product.  Make that your target market.

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