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You may have seen me demonstrate this last summer at ICAST if you follow our Facebook page.  This is makes stringing your favorite rod a breeze - especially for those of us that need reading glasses, or have limited motor skills. I was pretty jazzed about it then, and now....
 
I'm happy to announce the Erupt Fishing RTD is available for pre-order now at www.eruptfishing.com!! Order before December 10th to make sure you have this revolutionary new product before Christmas. Quantities are very limited, so act fast.
 
This is a great stocking stuffer!
 
 
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Now that... is freaking awesome. Just last week my hands were so cold that I honestly had a hard time threading line through the guides and the ding dang wind didn’t help either.  This thingofajig would have made a difference for me  👍

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Fuji Speed Threader, no moving parts, no adjustments, no loose parts,  $2.99.

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46 minutes ago, MickD said:

Fuji Speed Threader, no moving parts, no adjustments, no loose parts,  $2.99.

Kinda like comparing a bicycle to a Harley.  :)

 

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I don't agree.  If the Harley did nothing more than a bike it would be a bad buy.  The RTD does nothing more than the Fuji.  But those who want to buy a pedal Harley are free to do so.

 

The Fuji does what the RTD does at much less cost, not much can go wrong with it, you don't need two different parts for different size guides, and it works on micros.  Someone said the RTD doesn't, but I don't know.  You use the Fuji in much the same way you do the RTD, put the line through its loop, then run it down the rod, the Fuji by feel, which works just fine.

 

I'm not doubting that the RTD does its job; I'm just pointing out an option that to me makes more sense for a number of reasons.  (Does the RTD work with micros?  If it doesn't, it doesn't do the job for the most challenging application).

 

Both of these devices, and for that matter other guide threading devices, work on the same old principal that has been used for threading fly tying thread through a bobbin throat.

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I'm sorry but I've got to agree with @MickD here. I may have youth and decent eyesight on my side but this seems like a 30 dollar solution to a 3 dollar problem like he said. I've never used the Fuji but I can't imagine a situation where I would ever need anything more complicated. If one of these showed up in my stocking, sure I'd use it. Would I ever purchase one myself, nope. 

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I guess we just have to agree to disagree then.  You can't use the Fuji if you have motor issues like from a stroke, like you can with the RTD, and it's certainly not as easy nor as fast.  But to each his own.

 

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Amazing tool. Definitely good for those of us with arthritis. 

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I for one like gadgets.  I ordered one yesterday after my wife saw it on face book.

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My RTD came yesterday.  It works like a charm.  It is especially good for me being far sighted with old eyes.

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On 11/22/2018 at 9:38 PM, Glenn said:

...You can't use the Fuji if you have motor issues like from a stroke...

If you have motor issues severe enough to prevent you from using an item like the Fuji, do you even have the ability to cast a lure or land a fish?

 

I'm not minimizing the issues some have following a stroke or from aging, those are heartbreaking scenarios.  You used those scenarios as a disqualification for using the Fuji and I am just having trouble believing that there are a significant amount of people in the fishing world who are debilitated enough to prevent them from using the Fuji, but able enough to be able to use the RTD (or still be able to fish without help from another).

 

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Too much sugar for a dime. 😁

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Popcorn in hand!!  Let's rumble....🍿

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16 hours ago, Big Rick said:

Popcorn in hand!!  Let's rumble....🍿

Maybe we can use the RTD as a test for old anglers, if you can use it, you get a $200 TW gift card, if not we show you your choice of panoramic idealic remote IMax fishing scene, and then wheel you out the door labeled Soilent Green...

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2 hours ago, reason said:

Maybe we can use the RTD as a test for old anglers, if you can use it, you get a $200 TW gift card, if not we show you your choice of panoramic idealic remote IMax fishing scene, and then wheel you out the door labeled Soilent Green...

I'll pm you where to send my gift card cause I'm old and it works.

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Please keep in mind that I never said the RTD didn't work or that the Fuji will work better for everyone.  I was simply commenting that it's not my cup of tea.  For me , in my condition, I like the simplicity and price of the Fuji.  But the RTD is obviously is the right solution for many  people for many different reasons.  Some physical, some preference.  No need to question those folks more.  

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I have the Fuji tool, and I'm considering getting this.  There are occasions where my tremors (shaky hands) make even the Fuji tool a pain to use.  This looks way simpler.

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I have a buddy that has terrible tremors, and struggles to even tie a knot.  He's an avid angler. I've had breakfast/lunch/dinners with him where he's simply put his fork down in exasperation because he couldn't use it due to his tremors. This tool will change his world!

 

I'm buying one for him as a Christmas present.

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On 12/1/2018 at 12:44 PM, OCdockskipper said:

If you have motor issues severe enough to prevent you from using an item like the Fuji, do you even have the ability to cast a lure or land a fish?

Yes, I can cast and land a fish.

 

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@J Francho As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm not making light of those with disabilities, I'm glad that you can cast & catch fish.  Glen brought up disabilities, including people who couldn't even tie a knot, as an example of those who could use the RTD but not the Fuji tool.  So again the question, if one can't tie a knot, doesn't that severely limit their ability to fish, at least by themselves? Further, if that is the target market of the RTD, isn't that a very limiting one?

 

Please don't miss the point of my post, it is no way negative towards those with disabilities.  Rather it is whether the RTD is really filling a need in the marketplace or is a niche device with not a very large appeal.  Considering the fact that the Fuji tool can do the same thing as the RTD for 99% of the fishermen in the world at a fraction of the price, I would bet that it falls into the 2nd category (not to mention the thousands of anglers who choose to use no devices at all & just thread their rods manually).

 

In summary, some of us are making a case that the RTD is a solution in search of a problem.

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16 minutes ago, OCdockskipper said:

In summary, some of us are making a case that the RTD is a solution in search of a problem.

I looked over this as with someone who lost an eye to cancer I have some issues tying knots and such. I agree with OCdockskipper that it's something that might be useful to a small number of people, it's really just another way to spend money on something that MAY be helpful.

 

The Fuji tool is another that, at least for me, is something extraneous. The minor issue with getting line strung isn't worth putting out money I could better spend on baits.

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22 minutes ago, OCdockskipper said:

Further, if that is the target market of the RTD, isn't that a very limiting one?

That it's so easy to use makes seem like the target market is a little bigger.  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.

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41 minutes ago, J Francho said:

That it's so easy to use makes seem like the target market is a little bigger.  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.

Long before? How much time are people spending threading a rod?  Physical disabilities aside, for the average person using their fingers (target market?) this would save around 30 seconds, at most. That’s assuming it doesn’t need to be dug out of a box and then put it away when the job is done, in which case it probably wastes time. The way I see it:

 

Fingers: Free, always on hand (HA!), haven't let me down yet (but can be darn stubborn in the cold)

 

Fuji: $3, one piece, nice big slot to grab line (helpful for those who struggle with vision, dexterity), helps to thread line through a casting reel, works for micro guides and spinning rods, slow (compared to RTD)

 

RTD: $30, multiple parts, small DS clip to hold line, doesn’t work on micro guides or some large spinning guides (as per website), doesn’t work for threading line through a casting reel, fast (compared to Fuji tool), and it makes a fun clicking noise as you run it up your rod

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Their target market is anyone that thinks making the process faster and easier is worth $30.  If it's not worth it to, don't buy it.  It isn't junk or a gimmick, so throwing shade isn't necessary.

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On ‎11‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 9:21 PM, MickD said:

Fuji Speed Threader, no moving parts, no adjustments, no loose parts,  $2.99.

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.

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