Berkley Garfield Casting Set
The Berkley Garfield Casting Set comes with a fish designed high quality solid plastic rod handle with a built in spin cast reel in orange and purple colours. The rod is a fibreglass telescopic rod that extends up to 29 inches. Together with the set is a fish design orange coloured plastic casting plug.
The Berkley Garfield Casting Set hit the market back in 1989. Not exactly an old fishing set, what makes it a collectible and worthy of a place in the collection room is its patented Spin Cast reel design of added convenience, back in the day.
The Berkley Garfield comes with a spincast reel.
Patented Spin Cast Reel
The reel on the Berkley Garfield Casting Set is invented by Grice, Steven L. of Spirit Lake, Iowa. It is patented as a toollessly removable spool and spool cap or a spool that can be removed without tools on a spin casting reel.
As with other spincast reels the front of the reel can be removed revealing the spool inside.
“This invention relates to a spin casting fishing reel provided with means for easily releasing the spindle shaft assembly including the spool and spool cap from the fishing reel frame without requiring the use of tools.”
The handle and reel are one…
The Berkley Garfield Casting Set is certainly a fun fishing set designed for children. It made nice gifts back in its time and is a good tool to get children interested in fishing. these days there are quite a few more children type fishing sets from Disney, Marvel, etc. but it is nice to have a classic such as the Berkley Garfield Casting Set. I am sure it got a lot more kids fishing.
The little casting plug that the Berkley Garfield Casting Set came with.